Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Makemake -- Gillian MacBeth-Louthan


In the Polynesian mythology of Easter Island, Makemake (Rapa Nui) was a creator god of humanity, god of fertility and the chief god of the bird cult ‘Makemake'. The name "Easter Island" was given by the island's first recorded European visitor,a Dutch explorer who encountered it on Easter Sunday 1722. The current Polynesian name of the island is "Rapa Nui". Legends claim that the island was first named Mata-ki-Te-rangi, which means "Eyes that talk to the sky."

The island was populated by Polynesians who navigated in canoes from the Marquises islands (3200 km, away) When Captain Cook visited the island, one of his crew member, who was a Polynesian from Bora Bora, was able to communicate with the Rapa Nui.. The most visible element in the culture was production of massive moai that were part of the ancestral worship. With a strictly unified appearance, moai were erected along most of the coastline,

The first recorded European contact with the island was on April 5 Easter Sunday 1722 when a Dutch navigator visited for a week and estimated there were 2,000 to 3,000 inhabitants on the island. in 1774, British explorer James Cook visited Easter Island

Rapa Nui is a volcanic island The Rapa Nui people had a Stone Age civilization and made extensive use of several different types of indigenous stone: basalt, Obsidian. The large stone statues, or moai, for which Easter Island is world-famous, were carved during a relatively short and intense burst of creative and productive megalithic activity. A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island. Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues are actually complete torsos, the figures kneeling on bent knees with their hands over their stomach. Some upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils.

The Tangata manu (bird-man), was the winner of an annual competition on Rapa Nui, Easter Island. The ritual was an to collect the first manu tara egg of the season from the islet of Motu Nui, swim back to Rapa Nui and climb the sea cliff. Contestants were revealed in dreams by individuals with the gift of prophecy. The contestants would each appoint someone from the village who would swim and fetch them the Egg; while the contestants waited. The race was very dangerous and many were killed by sharks, drowning or by falling. Once the hopu had presented the egg to the contestant a fire would be lit on the rim of the volcano. The winner was given a new name and the title Tangata manu,(bird-man) and great power on the island. The Birdman cult was suppressed by Christian missionaries in the 1860s. stradgey

The dwarf planet Makemake has the shared connection to Easter Island. The dwarf planet was discovered shortly after Easter 2005; the first European contact with Easter Island was on Easter Sunday 1722. Makemake is associated with "fertile abundance." The Easter theme is also of significance of re-birth; the March equinox, birthplace of the sun/son/soul; the pagan fertility goddess Oester, from which the word Easter is derived; and an Easter-egg-hunt

Makemake reveals our need to get clear on the use of resources. Finding the golden egg is not about greed and lust, but is about the proper use of land and its resources in providing for our nourishment. Makemake reveals our need to stand in our personal power. This requires we surrender selfish motives and resentments of the past --as Makemake's cliff-hanging theme has no room for excess baggage.

Makemake gives us the strength and motivation for detailed planning and the endurance of long and arduous projects that support our physical wellbeing. Makemake asks you to surrender the regrets of the past, and claim the wisdom. Makemake asks you to create a new innovative strategy, and have the insistent perseverance to achieve victory.

These very powerful crystalline energies come to give you a run for your money, literally. They are about victory and strategy and relentlessness in the pursut of happiness. They ask you to run for your money, not after it. To know in your heart of heart what you desire whole-heartedly will be achieved.

Gillian MacBeth-Louthan

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