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Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, part 2  "The Maori Creation Story: The  Separation  of Heaven and Earth"...
(According to the Maori tradition) All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa, who are also calle...
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 the forests and their inhabitants;
(2)Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms;
(3) , 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; 
(8) and 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 only to wonder wha...
After a battle between the six sons, Tu-matauenga ate 4 of his brothers  as food, sparing Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of wi...
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  "The Maori Creation Story: The  Separation  of Heaven and Earth" By Amanda Parada, January 19,2012 Period 8 Culture and Geography  Source: George Grey, 1956, Polynesian Mythology  (ed. by William W. Bird): Christchurch, Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd.,250 p. (BL 2615.G843p 1956); and Mr. Ruben Meza, 2012
  2. 2. (According to the Maori tradition) All humans are descended 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 the forests and their inhabitants;
  5. 5. (2)Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms;
  6. 6. (3) , 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. (8) and Rongo-ma-tane, the father of cultivated food.
  10. 10. 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
  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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