The Maori culture mythically established a similar temple-based school of instruction at the temple
of Wharekura, which was later adopted as a model and replicated in the form of Maori village schools . In his dictionary entry for the term Wharekura, Edward Tregear writes that it was “a kind of college or school in which anciently the sons of priest-chiefs (ariki) were taught mythology, history, agriculture, astronomy, etc.” It was understood that the Wharekura temple was situated far to the east of New Zealand and tradition also held that there was a Wharekura temple in an ancestral land known as Hawaiki.
The Dogon tradition is that they also benefited from instruction in ancient times at a remote mythical locale.
One thrust of my book Decoding Maori Cosmology is to test the extent of correspondences among the three perspectives on the attributes of this commonly-shared notion of a mythical school.
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