The Arahurahu marae, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Oceania (check out this map).
Arahurahu is the only marae in all of Polynesia to have been fully restored, and is Tahiti’s best example of an ancient Polynesian temple and meeting place. During the July Heiva Nui celebrations Arahurahu is used for the reenactment of old Polynesian ceremonies. The stone pens near the entrance were once used to hold sacrificial pigs.
Here’s a useful segment from C. Lemoy’s 2011 publication Across the Pacific: From Ancient Asia to Precolombian America:
Ceremonial or religious centers (marae) were privileged places for the community and sacred sites that shared a common architectural model. Imposing structures were built by layering several plateaus, gradually forming a pyramid. The polynesians left vestiges on various islands, like the “Marae Arahurahu” or “Temple of Ashes” in Tahiti.
Its entry is guarded by demons, stone constructions or “Ahu”, and enigmatic statues or “Tikis”, anthropomorphic images of the creator or deified ancestor, having big eyes, thick lips and wide noses.
The ethnologist and Norwegian navigator Thor Heyerdahl highlighted astonishing similarities between Polynesian constructions and some dedicated to pre-Columbian gods.
Photos courtesy & taken by Pierre Lesage.
i dedicate this post to everyone that has talked to me longer than an hour
How can you NOT find this cool?
This look never means anything good is going to happen.
shaking butts means buisness
whats the different between bird flu and swine flu
if u have bird flu u need tweet-ment and if u have swine flu u need oink-ment
but they’re similar in that both very rarely infect humans and thus did not deserve the pandemic treatment they received.
IF U HAVE BIRD FLU U NEED TWEET-MENT AND IF U HAVE SWINE FLU U NEED OINK-MENT
Why couldn’t this have happened in the last episode?
When someone emotionally hurts you but you have to act like you don’t care.
“kill myself” was the most common answer when they contemplated the possibility of life as a girl
Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”
they would rather die then be treated how they treat us