Monday, August 23, 2010
Sela retells Kupe and Te Wheke o Muturangi
Here is Sela's retelling of the legend Kupe and Te Wheke o Muturangi. Also attached is her picture of the octopus.
Long, long ago Kupe and his fleet wanted to go fishing. They disturbed the giant octopus, who was sleeping. Kupe threw the water gourd overboard to distract the giant octopus thought it was a person. But then Kupe got his hunting knife and stabbed the giant octopus to death. Then they were all happy that the octopus could not eat their fish anymore.