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"The Turaga had used that sandpit and the stones within it many times to tell tales of past and future."
— Narrator, Mystery of Metru Nui

Status Destroyed
Position Front of Kini-Nui
Pronunciation ah-MAH-yah NOO-ee[1][2]

The Amaja-Nui was one of the main features of the Kini-Nui on the island of Mata Nui.


Takua summoning the Toa Mata at the Amaja-Nui
The Amaja-Nui as seen in Mask of Light

The Amaja-Nui was a circular sandpit created by the Turaga of Mata Nui to tell stories, such as The Legend of Mata Nui. It was a little larger than an average Amaja Circle. It laid between a huge bust of Takua's Kanohi Pakari (formerly a bust of the Great Spirit's head)[3] on one side and the Kini-Nui temple on the other.

When Takua had gathered all six of the Toa Stones hidden on the island, he ended up at the Kini-Nui where he met the six Turaga who told him to put the stones in the Amaja-Nui. He did so, resulting in the creation of a beam of energy which threw the Matoran onto the Ta-Wahi Beach, giving him temporary amnesia. The beam also served to summon the Toa Mata to the island.

Takua and Jaller came here in their quest for the Seventh Toa and were ambushed and surrounded by the Rahkshi. The Toa Nuva then arrived. During the their battle against the Rahkshi, they stood in a circle atop the Amaja-Nui, to defend against the Rahkshi approaching from all sides. When the other five Rahkshi had been defeated, Turahk clambered onto the Amaja-Nui and attacked the two Matoran. Jaller then sacrificed himself, inspiring Takua to don the Avohkii, resulting in his transformation into Takanuva.

It was cleared by the reawakened Bohrok swarms, and was wiped from existence by Mata Nui's reawakening.


The Turaga of Mata Nui at Amaja-Nui
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  1. "Amaja Circle." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 9.
  2. "Kini-Nui." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 57.
  3. Mask of Light, p. 18.