CONTEMPORARY TRADITIONAL MAORI CULTURE, PART 2 HE "THE MAORI CREATION STORY: THE SEPARATION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH"...
(according to Maori tradition) "All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa who are also call...
" In those days, Heaven and Earth clung closely together, and all was darkness." 
"Rangi and Papa had six sons: (1) Tane-mahuta; The father of the forest and thier inhabitants." 
" (2) Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms"; 
" (3) Tangaroa, the father of fish and reptiles " ; 
" (4) Tu-matauenga, the father of fierce human begings "; 
" (5) Haumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation "; 
" (6) and Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated food " 
" In the beginning these six sons and all others beings lived in darkness for an extremely long time, able only to wo...
After a battle between the six sons, Tu-matauenga ate 4 of his brothers as food, sparing tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of win...
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 HE &quot;THE MAORI CREATION STORY: THE SEPARATION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH&quot;  by:DAISY NICOLAS<3   source: George grey, 1956, Polynesian Mythology (ed.by William W. Bird): Christchurch, Whitecombe and Tombs Ltd.,250p. (BL 2615. G843p 1956); and MASTER RUBEN MEZA,2012
  2. 2. (according to Maori tradition) &quot;All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa who are also called heaven and earth.&quot; 
  3. 3. &quot; In those days, Heaven and Earth clung closely together, and all was darkness.&quot; 
  4. 4. &quot;Rangi and Papa had six sons: (1) Tane-mahuta; The father of the forest and thier inhabitants.&quot; 
  5. 5. &quot; (2) Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms&quot;; 
  6. 6. &quot; (3) Tangaroa, the father of fish and reptiles &quot; ; 
  7. 7. &quot; (4) Tu-matauenga, the father of fierce human begings &quot;; 
  8. 8. &quot; (5) Haumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation &quot;; 
  9. 9. &quot; (6) and Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated food &quot; 
  10. 10. &quot; In the beginning these six sons and all others beings lived in darkness for an extremely long time, able only to wonder what light and vision might me like. &quot;  
  11. 11. After a battle between the six sons, Tu-matauenga ate 4 of his brothers as food, sparing tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms . 
  12. 12. 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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