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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, part 2 '' The Maori creation story; The separation of heaven and Earth By; David Rojo,1/19/12,period 4, Culture and Geography 
  2. 2. (according to Maori tradition) '' All humans are descended from 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; the father of winds and storms'';
  5. 5. ''awhiri-ma tea, the father of winds and storms'';
  6. 6. '' Tangaroa, the father of fish and reptiles.''
  7. 7. Tu-matauenga, the father of fierce human beings''
  8. 8.   <ul><li>haumia-tikitiki, the father of food the grows with out cultivation''; </li></ul>
  9. 9. (8) and rongo-ma tane , the fathefood'';r of cultivated
  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 vison might be like.;
  11. 11. After a battle between the six sons, Tu-matauenge ate 4 of his brother as foo, sparing Tawhiri-ma-tea, the father of winds and storms.
  12. 12. This is why today people are ferceand have have war, why people eat plants and animals, and why there are storms.

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