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  • 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, Part 2 "The Maori creation Story: The Separation of Heaven and Earth By Sang Ly, 1-23-12 Period 6, Culture and Geography
  • 2. According to Maori Tradition, "All Humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa, Who are also called Heaven and Earth"
  • 3. "In those days, Heaven and Earth Clung together, and all was darkness.
  • 4. Rangi and Papa had six sons: Tane-Mahuta, the father of the forests and their inhabitants
  • 5. Tawhiri-ma-tea the father of winds and storms.
  • 6. Tangaroa, the Father of Fish and Reptiles.
  • 7. tu-matauenga, the father of fierce human beings
  • 8. Haumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation.
  • 9. And Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated extremely long time, able only to wonder what light and vision might be like.
  • 10. After a battle between 6 sons, Tu matauenga ate 4 of his brothers as food, sparing Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms.
  • 11. This is why today people are fierce and have war, people eat plants and animals, and why there are storms.