Wall of Marae Hauviri or Marae Taura’a-a-tapu, family temple of the Tamatoa clan, with large stone courtyard, ahu or altar and investiture stone, at Taputapuatea, at Te Po, in the Opoa valley, on the island of Raiatea, in the Leeward Islands, Society Islands, French Polynesia. This marae holds the Te-Papa-tea-o-Ruea, or white investiture stone, brought by the god Hiro to found the chiefdoms or ari'i on Raiatea. Hauviri was the welcoming marae which received visitors as they disembarked from their canoes. In the distance is the Marae Oputeina, a temple platform where visitors would say their farewells. Departing chiefs would take a stone from this marae to use elsewhere in a marae which would be called Marae Taputapuatea. This site was a meeting place and sacrificial site for travellers from all over the Pacific. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Wall of Marae Hauviri or Marae Taura’a-a-tapu, family temple of the Tamatoa clan, with large stone courtyard, ahu or altar and investiture stone, at Taputapuatea, at Te Po, in the Opoa valley, on the island of Raiatea, in the Leeward Islands, Society Islands, French Polynesia. This marae holds the Te-Papa-tea-o-Ruea, or white investiture stone, brought by the god Hiro to found the chiefdoms or ari'i on Raiatea. Hauviri was the welcoming marae which received visitors as they disembarked...
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