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Before there was any light there was only darkness, all was night. Before there was even darkness there was nothing. Of these things it is spoken in our karakia, those that were given down from ancient time that name all the ancestors of Maori People.
Date Added: 01/01/1970 12:00 Visits: 6713
Creation - The First Human
The passages of time continued. The children of Ranginui and Papatuanuku adorned the earth and the heavens with their offspring.
Date Added: 01/01/1970 12:00 Visits: 3554
The mythological origins of Maori society are laid out in three major myth cycles, beginning with the creation myth of Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatuanuku, the earth mother.
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Creation - Revenge of Tumatauenga
But now the savage mood came over Tumatauenga the war guardian, wrath of man. Since Tanemahuta and the other three had left him to withstand Tawhirimatea on his own, he felt a wish to injure Tanemahuta and Tanehokahoka.
Date Added: 01/01/1970 12:00 Visits: 2696
Creation - The Turning of Papatuanuku
Up to the present time Ranginui, the Sky, has remained separate from his wife, the Earth. But their love has never diminished, and Ranginui at the beginning shed an immense quantity of tears.
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Creation - The Quest for Knowledge
The struggle for power began when Io sent Rehua and Ruatau to make preliminary inquires amongst the children of Ranginui and Papatuanuku. The purpose of this was to find somebody who was worthy of obtaining the three baskets of knowledge.
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Creation - Revenge of Tawhirimatea
Now rose up Tawhirimatea, the guardian of winds and storms, who all this time had held his breath. Great anger moved him now, and this was the wish of Ranginui. Tawhirimatea, who feared that his kingdom would be overthrown, feared also that the Earth woul
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