MANA

 

About Mana

"Mana" (in Polynesian, Melanesian, and Maori belief) is an impersonal supernatural power which can be transmitted or inherited. Mana is described as many things: Māori Dictionary states, "prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status, spiritual power, charisma - mana is a supernatural force in a person, place or object. Mana goes hand in hand with tapu, one affecting the other."