Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Curses: The Curse of the Maori Masks

The Curse of the Maori Masks

Maori, the Polynesian people indigenous to New Zealand are a tribal warrior race, their warriors were extremely dangerous, and their tribal beliefs deeply ingrained in all members of the tribe.
Before a war, warriors would carve masks and statues. If a warrior died in battle, his spirit would return to the carved mask or statue.

It is said because of this, women that are pregnant or menstruating can come to harm by touching or being near the carved statues and masks.

In 2010 the Te Papa Museum located in New Zealand’s capital Wellington confirmed that it had expressed this warning to its museum guides and employees.

©2013 Allen Tiller
first published 29 Jan 2013

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