NATIHAU

SINGING – TĀRAVA TAHITI

THEME: THE ORIGIN OF PŪNA’AUIA NAME

Temuri, fisherman, handsome young man from Fautau’a, fell in love with a beautiful princess from Fa’a’a who went by the name Pere i tai.  However, an ancestral law forbade this union because these two young people were not from the same lineage.  Temuri was one of the people, whereas Pere i tai was one of royal ranking.  Nevertheless, these two lovers saw each other discretely.  Pere i tai was introduced to princes to help her change her mind, but she always refused.

During a meeting that they organized, they decided to leave to Tautira to live their love for another freely.  Yet, all of a sudden, the « tahu’a » of Maheanu’u, king of Fa’a’a, father of Pere i tai, was present and heard everything.  When his daughter left, he killed Temuri.  Later, Pere i tai knew that Temuri has been killed.  She suffered so much that she fainted.  The parents tried to calm her suffering, however without any success.

Theme author: Pierrot FARAIRE