The matakite (seer) has the ability to see into the spirit world. This special gift was considered rare, so she would sometimes be given important status. Many matakite kept their gift a secret as not to elevate themselves higher than their respected elders. Quite often the whanau (family) would only find out their ability on their death bed. The heru (traditional comb) is made up of manaia (guardian spirit) design elements. Manaia are the connectors to the spirit world where questions about the past and the future can be answered under the guidance of the matakite.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water Street
Canada V6B 1A1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
3 blocks from Waterfront Station
Between Abbott St. and Carrall St.
Monday to Saturday, open 10-6
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