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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Cutlture, part 2 " The Maori Creation Story ; The Separation of Heaven and Earth " By ; Daisy Gerardo ,  January 19 , 2012 Period 6 Culture and Geography Source ; George Grey, 1956, Polynesian mythology (ed. by William W. Bird) ; Christchurch, Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 250 p. (BL 2615.G843p 1056) ; and Mr. Ruben Meza, 2012
  2. 2. (According to Maori tradition) '"All human are descended from onepair of ancestors, Rangi and papa, who are also called Heaven Earth."
  3. 3. "In those days, Heaven and Earth clung closely together, and all was darkness."
  4. 4. 'Rangi and papa had six sons: Tane- mahuta, the father of the forest and their inhabitan ts";
  5. 5. Tawhiri-ma-tea,the father of winds & storms"
  6. 6. Tangaroa, the father of fish and reptilies;
  7. 7. Tu-matauenga, the father of fierce human beings;
  8. 8. Haumai-tikiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation;
  9. 9. Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated food.
  10. 10. In the beginning these six sons and all other beings lived in darkness for an extremely long time, able only to wonder what light and vision mught be like.

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