The Maori Creation Story:The Separation of Heaven and Earth
Jiayi chen January 17,2012
Period 4 Culture and Geography
Souc...
All humans are descended from one pair of ancestors, Rangi
and Papa, who are also called Heaven and Earth.
In those days, heaven and earth clung closely together, and all
was darkness.
Rangi and papa had six sons.One of them who isTane-Ma
huta,The father of the forest sand their inhabitants.
Tane-mahuta, the father of the forest and their inhabitants.
The second son who isTawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and
storm.
The third isTangaroa, the father of fish and reptiles.
The fourth isTu-matauenga, the father of fierce human being.
The fifth is Haumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without
cultivation.
Finally the six son named Rongo-Ma-Tane who is the
father of cultivated food.
In the beginning these six sons and all other being lived in
darkness for an extremely long time, able only wonder what
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  1. 1. The Maori Creation Story:The Separation of Heaven and Earth Jiayi chen January 17,2012 Period 4 Culture and Geography Souce:Mr.Ruben Meza,2012
  2. 2. 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.One of them who isTane-Ma huta,The father of the forest sand their inhabitants.
  5. 5. Tane-mahuta, the father of the forest and their inhabitants.
  6. 6. The second son who isTawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storm.
  7. 7. The third isTangaroa, the father of fish and reptiles.
  8. 8. The fourth isTu-matauenga, the father of fierce human being.
  9. 9. The fifth is Haumia-tikitiki, the father of food that grows without cultivation.
  10. 10. Finally the six son named Rongo-Ma-Tane who is the father of cultivated food.
  11. 11. In the beginning these six sons and all other being lived in darkness for an extremely long time, able only wonder what light and vision might be like.

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