CHANT OF PRAISE OF THE MARAE
The marae open air sanctuaries embodies spirituality and magnificence of an island.
They were the noble heart of the noble men of the islands.
The marae was the splendour of an island, a heavenly world offered to the gods.
Nobody dared to step foot on someone else’s sacred marae, they would worship only their own.
Thus it was said that ancestral marae were men’s first land.
The marae were places, both a terrifying and peaceful place, and people would go there only to pray, and no other reason ; for the gods could not be fooled…