DOBES Archive

Nuku_Papa2-Tea
In this session the consultant narrates the second part of the Marquesan creation myth.
Nuku_Papa3-Tea
In this session the consultant narrates the third part of the Marquesan creation myth. It recounts which mythological names of the creation myth are connected to which Marquesan islands.
Nuku_Papa1-Tea
In this session the consultant narrates the first part of the Marquesan creation myth.
Fatu-Uku-Tea
In this session the legend of Fatu Uku, an uninhabitated island in the South Marquesas is told. It is the story of how Tana'ooa who has supernatural powers, overturns the island because his wife's family insults and ridicules him and disrespects nature. His wife, Meto, who is the princess/leader (ha'atepei'u) of the island cannot reason the loudish and drunken behaviour of her population who pours drink into the sea. Tana'ooa warns her that this disrespect towards the sea will have consequences. At the turning over of the island Tana'ooa and his wife Meto survive, but the whole population dies. In the end Meto who does not follow the advice of Tana'ooa dies of thirst and hunger. Tana'ooa goes back to Hanaiapa where he lives together the princess of the village.
Kahi-Tea
In this session the consultant narrates the legend of Kahi, the great warrior of Hiva 'Oa island. The consultant gives detailed accounts of locations, explains the Kahi's tatoo patterns which are connected with his status as warrior. The story of Kahi centers around the warfare between local tribes.