DOBES Archive

Teiki_Nono-Mi
In this session the consultant narrates the legend of Teiki Nono, a chief from Hiva 'Oa and his daughter who fell in love with a warrior from Nuku HIva visiting Hiva 'Oa to acquire the knowledge of how to cut red tufa (ke'etu). When the time comes to leave the island again, she wants to go with him to Nuku Hiva. He rejects the thought because it was a taboo for women to travel on canoes and he fears that if he breaks the taboo, they will all be killed and eaten. However, she goes with him, but before leaving Hiva 'Oa two old women by whom she was adopted, gave her two bowls of coconut. They tell her that she has to open the bowls of coconut once she has been thrown into the sea just before arriving at Nuku Hiva. The woman follows the instruction of the two old women and from the two bowls escape swarms of black sandflies (nono kia) and mosquitos (huerari) which invade Taipivai valley. This legend is supposd to explain why there are so many sandflies and mosquitos at Taipivai.
Veh_Hanau-TB
In this session the consultant talks about the doings of Hanau, a goddess from the underworld or Havaiki. One of her interactions with the living is to make them asleep. The consultant explains how it was believed Hanau made people asleep at night.
vahi_Keika-TB
In this session the consultant shows and explains a location in the legend of Keikahanui. The filmed location is the location where Keikahanui followed his father-in-law, Tohi'akau, when he jumped onto the other side of the river followed by Keikahanui. This is before the actual fight between the two in which Tohi'akau gets defeated.
tekao_atua-Mi
In this session the consultant explains the different terms used for indigenous narratives (tekao atua, ha'akakai).
Supl_Paevao-TB
In this session the consultant gives some additional information about the legend/story of Paevao. Paevao is the younger sister of Keikahanui's wife who, after the legend, was killed at the location where the consultant is filmed. The story of Paevao is told in the legend of Keikahanui (see link).
Peahei-add-LT
In this session the consultant talks about Peahei's burial who was a big princess of Hapa'a on Nuku Hiva island (see link)
Pepeiu-LT
In this session the consultant narrates the story of Pepei'u, a woman from Taipivai.
Tiu1-Mi
In this session the consultant tells one story of Tiu, a big Marquesan warrior of Hiva 'Oa. The story is accompanied with its rari (=indigenous song).
Tiu2-Mi
In this session the consultant tells a story of Tiu, a big warrior of Hiva 'Oa island (=South Marquesas). The story is accompanied by its rari which is an indigenous Marquesan song.
Pikivehine-Mi
In this session the consultant talks about the paepae Pikivehine at Taioha'e (Nuku Hiva island).