Contemporary Traditional Maori         Culture,Part 2 "The Maori Creation Story:TheSeparation of Heaven and Earth        B...
(According to Maori tradition)"All humans aredescended from one pair of ancestors Rangi and Papa,who are also called Heave...
"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 forests and their 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 beings";
"(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 other beingslived in darkness for an extremly long time, able only    to wonder w...
After a battle between the six sons,Tu-matauengaate 4 of his brothers as food, sparing Tawhiri-ma-tea,            the fath...
This is why today people are fierce and havewar,why people eat plants and animals, and why               there are storms.
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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture,Part 2 "The Maori Creation Story:TheSeparation of Heaven and Earth By:Larry Garcia 1-31-12 Culture and Geography
  2. 2. (According to Maori tradition)"All humans aredescended from one pair of ancestors Rangi and Papa,who are also called Heaven and Earth."
  3. 3. "In those days,Heaven and earth clung closely together, and all was darkness."
  4. 4. "Rangi and Papa had six sons:(1) Tane-mahuta,the father of the forests and their inhabitants";
  5. 5. "(2)Tawhiri-ma-tea,the father of winds and storms";
  6. 6. "(3)Tangaroa,the father of fish and reptiles";
  7. 7. (4)Tu-Matauenga,the father of fierce human beings";
  8. 8. "(5) Haumia-tikitiki,the father of food that grows without cultivation";
  9. 9. "(6) and Rongo-ma-tane,the father of cultivated food."
  10. 10. "In the beginning these six sons and all other beingslived in darkness for an extremly long time, able only to wonder what light and vision might be like."
  11. 11. After a battle between the six sons,Tu-matauengaate 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 havewar,why people eat plants and animals, and why there are storms.
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