Mānuka meaning

Mānuka Meaning

Manuka flower

“Mānuka has a whakapapa (genealogy) from a Maori world view. Tane Mahuta – the god of the forests – was responsible for separating his parents Ranginui (sky father) and Papatuanuku (earth mother). After the separation, Papatuanuku was naked and vulnerable so Tane Mahuta covered her in trees. Tane Mahuta married Tawake-toro and they had Mānuka. Therefore, from a Maori perspective, Mānuka is not just a name on a label but has a whakapapa. This is our Maori story and only we can tell this.”

Victor Goldsmith

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