In Te Tumu Herenga Waka marae at Victoria University of Wellington, the ceiling represents Ranginui, the sky, and the floor Papatūānuku, the earth. Three posts – the pou tāhū (front post), the pou tokomanawa (centre post) and the pou tuarongo (back wall post) – support the tāhuhu (ridgepole), and represent the connection between Ranginui and Papatūānuku.
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Te Tumu Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University of Wellington
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