NIU - He Tangata Matauhi, Voices of our Ancestors

Welcome to the world of Niu! These oracle cards utilise many of the teachings of classical Tarot and combines them with a Māori cultural framework to create an intuitive ethnic guidance.

The word Niu comes from an ancient Maori ritual which involved casting rakau (sticks) for the purpose of divination. How these rakau fell determined the outcome of a prophecy, forewarning, or spiritual message. He Tangata Matauhi translates as ‘one who foretells the future’, an oracle or divine messenger - a privilege usually bestowed upon a Tohunga Matakite (foreteller of the future).

The NIU Māori Oracle set contains 56 unique Maori influenced cards. A 393 page published guide eBook accompanies the deck (which is available separately through IBOOKS and AMAZON KINDLE), outlines and describes the meanings behind each card. Please click images below to buy the NIU Oracle, or buy NIU prints.