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  • Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture,part2 The Maori Creation Story:The separation of Heaven and Earth By SuiKang fang,1/19/12 period 6 Culture and Gepgraphy 
  • According to the Maori tradition "All humans are descended from one pairof ancestors, Rangi and Papa ,who are also called Heaven and Earth."
  • In those days, Heaven and Earth clung closely together, and all was darkness
  • Rangi and papa had sixsons:(1) Tane-mahuta, the father of the forests and their inhabitants"
  •   Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms.
  • Tangaroa, the father of fish and reptiles.
  • Tu-mataueer of fierce human beings.
  • Haumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation.
  • Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated food.
  • In the beginning these six sons and all other beings lived in darkness for an extremely long time, able to wonder what light and vision might be like.