Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades star cluster. According to Māori mythology, Matariki is the mother surrounded by her six daughters. However, there are nine stars in the cluster that represent different aspects of the natural world and are associated with various deities and guardians.
Matariki and her daughters travel across the sky each year to visit Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother. This journey signals it is time to celebrate the Māori New Year, a time to honor the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.
The Matariki Star cookie cutter colour is a deep purple to reflect the beauty of the night sky at this time.
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