The Muri Paraoa (fluke, Tail of the whale) is a very important symbol of the Maori. According to the legend
the ancestors of the Maori rode on a whale and found so Zealand.
The symbol fluke stands for speed and strength, combined with gentleness. But also for companionship. It is very popular with surfers.
The Maoris consider whales as spiritual guardians that symbolize protection and bring good luck to those who are traveling on the oceans. Whales are the most important animals in the lives of Maori, they represent the strength of the Maori people and their connection to the sea. For the Maori, it is also a symbol of respect for nature.