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MAHUIKA - The Maori Goddess of Fire. by StonedSmeagol MAHUIKA - The Maori Goddess of Fire. by StonedSmeagol
Mahuika is a Māori fire deity. Generally, Mahuika is female. In some versions, she is the younger sister of Hine-nui-te-pō, goddess of death. It was from her that Māui (in some versions he is her grandson) obtained the secret of making fire. She married Auahi-Turoa and together they had five children, named for the five fingers on the human hand, called collectively Ngā Mānawa. The symbolism of this connection between fingers and fire is revealed in the stories where Māui obtains fire from Mahuika by tricking her into giving him her fingernails, one by one.
In some versions, Mahuika is stunningly beautiful, and in others she is an old woman. The more interesting versions though describe her as beautiful when she’s happy, and a hag when she’s angry.
Anywhoooo.....Hope you like her, as much as I did drawing her. Enjoy folks:onfire:
A3 paper.
Black fine tip pen & black copic marker(C-10) for the dark background only.
Heaps of Red Bull,lol.
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This beautiful work is featured in my latest News Article and my journal [link] . :heart:

Sorry for the delay, DA stopped me, pretending I was spamming!
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:iconstonedsmeagol:
Thank you so very much for adding my art to your collection & feature:huggle:, very much appreciated indeed:hug:. Thank you for your support Cindy:highfive:
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very fine work! :thumbsup:
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Pedro-Elefante Nov 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
awesome my friend!
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:iconstonedsmeagol:
Thank you very much Bro:highfive:, can't wait to colour this one.
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Pedro-Elefante Nov 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
cant wait to see it
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