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.

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. This is a Maori woman in New Zealand.

Kane (men) dancing hula kahiko (ancient hula). Photo by Kai Markell of Honolulu, Hawai'i.

P - Hula kahiko (ancient hula). Photo by Kai Markell of Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Born on Bora Bora, Tarita stared in 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty. Photo Luis Marden, 1962, ©

Tarita Teriipia (born: December Bora Bora, French Polynesia) is a is a French Polynesian actress. She is of French Polynesian and Chinese descent. She is most famous for having been the third wife of actor Marlon Brando, whom she later divorced.

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.

hula dancer from maui. you do not ihave to be skinny to be beautiful. many of the winners of the Merrie Monarch festival have more to love, beautiful, inside and out

Pinned by driftersblog.com | Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli or Hawaiʻi maoli) refers to the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants.[3] Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to the original Polynesian settlers of Hawaii.

File:Native Hawaiian man pounding taro into poi with two children by his sides.

Proud Polynesian, our cultural dance costumes are so beautiful, and so are our people!

heylupeheeeyy: “Proud Polynesian, our cultural dance costumes are so beautiful, and so are our people! Photos by Adam LeSimmons ”

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With 118 individual islands, raw natural beauty and a colorful culture, French Polynesia is like nowhere else in the world, and the perfect place to get away.

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