For more than 6,000 years, throughout Europe and Asia, the dawn rising of the Pleiades star cluster, was the most significant and celebrated of events. The appearance of these stars, which are also known as ‘The Seven Sisters’, heralds the return of life following the harsh northern hemisphere winter. They marked the beginning of the year … Continue reading Saturday, June 5th @7PM: Matariki– Work of the Gods
The most celebrated stars in our night sky are the Pleiades. In folklore they are usually known as the ‘Seven Sisters’. In Japan they are known as ‘Subaru’ (and you thought it was a car) and, in New Zealand they are of course, Matariki.
Observing the stars of the Pleiades, known here as Matariki is an ancient tradition that dates back thousands of years.