Once upon a time there lived a father and his six handsome sons, the father wanted his sons to grow up and be mighty and strong like him. One night they lit a fire and something strange appeared in the sky
A mother and her six daughters were flying in the night sky, and flew upon a father and his six sons. The mother had been forcing her daughters to find a lover and this was their chance. However there was a price to pay if you became their lover.
The father saw them approaching, and began yelling to them to turn away or he'll kill them.The sons said no father they were intrigued by them.
The six daughters and their mother landed kneeling and begging for the father to let them run away together. The mother said how lovely and how rich their lives would all become, the sons had already fallen in love, all they had to do was persuade their father, telling him how rich they would become. The father finally agreed.
the six daughter flew into the sky uplifting the sons and their father. The mothers eyes glowed red with fury, they slowly shrunk, and turned white fading into the night sky they cried for help. No one heard and the mother screamed with happieness as she watch them dissapear into stars.
They became known as Matariki, a celebration for the Maori new year, a time for new harvest's, and new beginnings. The stars