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Nareau And The Moon

Posted by Amota Eromanga on June 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

When 'Taai' was all clean and clear, it began to shine. Nareau then went to the second weaker light source and started cleaning and dusting its surface. And he uttered another unusual chant:

          Teirake naba ngkoe (stand up you too)
          Aram namwakaina (your name is moon)
          Ko na oota ma ootam ae (shine with)
          Te nuka n oota (middle shine)
          Ruamwiin taai bwa ae (replace sun for)
          E na boni kua (sun will get tired)
          Te bwa te nari te matoatoa O! (the rock, rock,the hard rock O)

Nareau then ordered, "You are 'Ten Namwakaina' (Mr. Moon) who will give light when the sun is sleeping. You will be used as the counter of dark-nights and moon-nights, counter of high and low tides, as well as counter of wet and dry seasons!"

So there was the moon with weaker light.


Categories: Legends & Myths

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