Okay, this is a bit off the deep end, but that's me. You'd best expect that when reading my theories, as I watch too much Star Trek and think too much overall.
My theory, which is based on really nothing except my own bizarre whims:
'Mata Nui is one island in an endless expanse of ocean, correct? And you have six regions... volcano, snow, water, forest, desert, and caves....
You've all been in geology class, right? Well, back in ye olde days, all the continents were one big thing, a really really big island, shall we put it.
Then they all split over time due to erosion and continental plate shifts and all that good stuff, scattering hither and thither, until we are where we are now: seven continents.If you look at Mata Nui a different way, there are really seven regions--there is also Kini-Nui, the legendary part.
You may have some idea by now where I'm headed with this...
Each of the regions of Mata Nui and our seven continents are similar:
Ta-Koro and Africa--the hot areas.
Ko-Koro and Antarctica--the icy areas.
Po-Koro and Asia--the largest areas.
Le-Koro and South America--the foresty areas.
Onu-Koro and Europe--this one is a bit of a stretch, but you see old, ancient and mysterious stuff--kinda like Europe. It's also flat, a lot of it.
Ga-Koro and Australia--the small wet place with islands.
Kini-Nui and North America--the northern place, also commonly known as 'the place to live' (why, I couldn't fathom)... so sort of legendary in effect.
So hence, Mata Nui is Earth, pre-formed. The island shall split and the ocean shall form into oceans.
And that's not all...
Mata Nui, Makuta and the Toa may be basis for religions of the Greeks (based on elements and such) and others... Makuta might be evil forces and Mata Nui could be the generally accepted 'God,' where 'Paradise' is the generally accepted 'Heaven,' or 'afterlife.'
Rahi, Husi, Maha, Ussel Crabs etc could become animals.
Turaga and Tohunga could become humans.
Bohrok could become incarnations of evil forces... incarnations of Makuta, so in effect, evil things like hatred, starvation, war.... as humans, like terrorists, racist cults, whatever else...
And Krana and Kanohi could represent technology and the creations of humans. Sometimes bad and sometimes good.... either controlling us (ie, video game addicts) or helping us.
So really, Mata Nui and the inhabitents are past representations of Earth.'
That is my theory, that it is, by Ann Elk........................
Well, thoughts? Anything to add or disagree with?