contemporary traditional Maori        culture, part 2 "the Maori creation story:the   separation of heaven and            ...
(According toMaori tradition)"allhumans aredescended fromone pair ofancestors, Rangiand papa, who arealso calledHeaven and...
"In those days,Heaven andEarth clungcloselytogether, and allwas darkness."
"Rangi and papa had six sons: Tane-Mahuta, the father of the forests andtheir inhabitants".
"Tawhiri-ma-tea, thefather of wind andstorms"
"Tangaroa, thefather of fish andreptiles".
Tu-Matauenga, thefather offiercehumanbeings"
Haumia -tikitiki, thefather of foodthat growswithoutcultivation.
Rango - ma - tane, thefather of cultivated food.
"In the beginningthese six sonsand all otherbeings lived indarkness for anextremely longtime, able only towonder what ligh...
After the battlebetween the sixsons, Tu-matauenga atefour of hisbrothers as food,sharing Tawhiri-ma-tea, thefather of wind...
This is why today peopleare fierce and have war,why people eat plantsand animals, and whythere are storms.
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Contemporary traditional maori_culture_part_2

  1. 1. contemporary traditional Maori culture, part 2 "the Maori creation story:the separation of heaven and earth" By (Christine Orona)(January 23,2010)(period 6) Culture and Geography
  2. 2. (According toMaori tradition)"allhumans aredescended fromone pair ofancestors, Rangiand papa, who arealso calledHeaven andEarth."
  3. 3. "In those days,Heaven andEarth clungcloselytogether, and allwas darkness."
  4. 4. "Rangi and papa had six sons: Tane-Mahuta, the father of the forests andtheir inhabitants".
  5. 5. "Tawhiri-ma-tea, thefather of wind andstorms"
  6. 6. "Tangaroa, thefather of fish andreptiles".
  7. 7. Tu-Matauenga, thefather offiercehumanbeings"
  8. 8. Haumia -tikitiki, thefather of foodthat growswithoutcultivation.
  9. 9. Rango - ma - tane, thefather of cultivated food.
  10. 10. "In the beginningthese six sonsand all otherbeings lived indarkness for anextremely longtime, able only towonder what lightand vision mightbe like".
  11. 11. After the battlebetween the sixsons, Tu-matauenga atefour of hisbrothers as food,sharing Tawhiri-ma-tea, thefather of windsand storms.
  12. 12. This is why today peopleare fierce and have war,why people eat plantsand animals, and whythere are storms.

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