TAMARI’I RAPA NŌ TAHITI

SINGING – TĀRAVA TUHA’A PAE

THEME: The fortress and rainbow god

In the past, the people of Rapa lived on forts. A fort is a hill cut and made to live there in time of war. 12 forts have been developed in this way.

On one of the forts called Tevaitau, until today it was common to see a rainbow. They tried to catch it but without success. They strengthened their hands with straw, and they began to try to catch it and still without success. They cried and began to respect and worship the rainbow as their god.