In Polynesian mythology (Tuamotus), Faumea is a Polynesian ocean goddess. Tangaroa and Faumea had two sons together: Tu-Nui-Ka-Rere and Turi-A-Faumea. Later, Turi-A-Faumea's wife Hina-Arau-Riki was kidnapped by the octopus-demon Rogo-Tumu-Here. Faumea helped Tangaroa and their sons rescue Hina by withdrawing the opposing winds into the sweat of her armpit and then releasing them to power the heroes' canoes.
Demystifying Hula: The Evolution Of Hawaiian Dance
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Having been fascinated by traditional body decoration for many years, it was no wonder Jimmy would end up photographing the Marquesan Islanders of northern French Polynesia. Beauty plays a big role in this culture: with black face paint, necklaces made of teeth and natural elements, the men and women all decorate themselves.
New Zealand | A cropped image of the original painting of Tamati Waka Nene (c.1785-1871) by Gottfried Lindauer, in 1890. | Tamati Waka Nene was a warrior and chieftan of the Ngati-Hoa tribe in the early 19th century.
hula dancer from maui. hawaiians are beautiful people inside and out. they live with the "aloha spirit" AND do not insist that a woman be skinny to be beautiful. many of the winners of the Mary Monnarch festival in hawaii are what the mainland would consider plus size. Here in the islands, they are just beautiful, hawaiian hula dancers.