MANA is a word that comes from Polynesian languages meaning something along the lines of “supernatural power”. MANA are the sacred powers of the past, present and future. It is tranquility, a place many in the ancient times and today find wisdom, peace, comfort, and rest. It too is also a place where warriors prepared for battle. Seeking their inner strength. Giving their all to protect, to conquer and to be fearless in the heat of combat.
Honour, presence, prestige and respect and admiration
A person with mana is spiritually powerful, influential and courageous, yet humble
Mana is a legacy, handed down by generations of tupuna (ancestors) or is bestowed on them for their great actions and deeds
Mana is who we are as a people, a tribe, as a nation: it embodies our culture, our history, our beliefs. Mana is sacred. It is complex. It touches the very soul.
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