Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, Part 2 "The Maori Creation Story: The       Separation of Heaven and Earth&qu...
  <ul><li>(According to the Maori tradition) &quot;All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa, wh...
  <ul><li>&quot; In those days, Heaven and Earth clung closely together, and all was darkness. </li></ul>
  <ul><li>&quot; Rangi and Papa had six sons: (1) Tane-mahuta, the fatherof the forests and their inhabitants&quot;; </li>...
  <ul><li>&quot;(2)Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms&quot;;  </li></ul>
  <ul><li>&quot;(3)Tangraroa, the father of fish and reptile&quot;; </li></ul>
  <ul><li>(4)Tu-matauenga, the father of fierce human beings&quot;; </li></ul>
  <ul><li>&quot;(5)Hamumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation&quot;; </li></ul>
  <ul><li>&quot;(8) and Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated food.&quot; </li></ul>
  <ul><li>&quot;In the beginning these six sons and all other beings lived in darkness for an extremely long time, able on...
  <ul><li>After a battle between the six sons, Tu-matauenga ate 4 of his brothers food, sparing Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father...
  <ul><li>This is why today people are fierce and have war, why people eat plants and animals, and why there are storms. <...
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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, Part 2 &quot;The Maori Creation Story: The       Separation of Heaven and Earth&quot; By: Analine Hernandez January 18, 2012- Period: 5 Culture and Georgaphy Source: George Grey, 1956, Polynesian Mythology (ed. by William W. Bird): Christchurch, Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., 250 p. (BL 2615.G843p 1956)
  2. 2.   <ul><li>(According to the Maori tradition) &quot;All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa, who are also called Heaven and Earth. </li></ul>
  3. 3.   <ul><li>&quot; In those days, Heaven and Earth clung closely together, and all was darkness. </li></ul>
  4. 4.   <ul><li>&quot; Rangi and Papa had six sons: (1) Tane-mahuta, the fatherof the forests and their inhabitants&quot;; </li></ul>
  5. 5.   <ul><li>&quot;(2)Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms&quot;;  </li></ul>
  6. 6.   <ul><li>&quot;(3)Tangraroa, the father of fish and reptile&quot;; </li></ul>
  7. 7.   <ul><li>(4)Tu-matauenga, the father of fierce human beings&quot;; </li></ul>
  8. 8.   <ul><li>&quot;(5)Hamumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation&quot;; </li></ul>
  9. 9.   <ul><li>&quot;(8) and Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated food.&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 10.   <ul><li>&quot;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 might be like.&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 11.   <ul><li>After a battle between the six sons, Tu-matauenga ate 4 of his brothers food, sparing Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms. </li></ul>
  12. 12.   <ul><li>This is why today people are fierce and have war, why people eat plants and animals, and why there are storms. </li></ul>
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