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Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, part 2 The Maori Creation Story: The Separtion of Heaven and Earth  By Juan Salaza...
All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa, who are also call Heaven and Earth.
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 wids 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 cultivaton.
(8) and Rongo-ma-tane, fatherof 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 sixs sons, Tu-matauenga ate 4 of his brothers as food, sparing Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of wi...
This is why today people are fiece 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 Separtion of Heaven and Earth By Juan Salazar, 1/23/12 Period 8 Culture & Geography
  2. 2. All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi and Papa, who are also call 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 wids 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 cultivaton.
  9. 9. (8) and Rongo-ma-tane, fatherof 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 amd vison might be like.
  11. 11. After a battle between the sixs 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 fiece and have war, why people eat plants and animals, and why there are storms.

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