Rangi and PapaRankie and Papa
Rangi and Papa separated.
Team Ao Hou
The Mayori Magnace (electronic source)
Para Matchitt painted this picture of the parting of Rangi and Papa. Heaven is Rangi, the Heaven, the God of all things; Daddy is the Soil, the God of all things? At the beginning there was darkness, and these two, the ground and the heavens, were together..... For a long time it was black, there was still no real life with its brilliant sun.
And he feared that his realm would be toppled, and was furious at the thought of separating his people. From this event comes the proverb that can be found in the old prayers: âdarkness, dark, candlelight, lights, search, search, search, confusion, chaosâ; this says how the sons of heaven and of the earth were looking for a way to deal with their families so that people could grow and lived.
After they finally approved this scheme, Rongo, man's gods and fathers of cultured nourishment, got up to rip the heavens and the ground apart; he fought, but he could not separate them. Tangaroa, the Lord and Founder of Pisces and Reprotiles, then arose to try his power; he also fought; but he could not separate them.
Haumia, the gods and fathers of human nourishment that grew without cultivating, arose and fought, but he too was doomed. Then Tu, who was the Lord and fathers of the soldiers, arose and fought, but in vain. Alas! Then, finally, Tane, the Lord and Founder of the woods, got up and fought with his mothers.
And so he stood still for a while, and laid his skull on his own dam, the ground, and laid his legs against his heavenly father. His back was straining in an enormous exertion and tearing his folks apart; they screamed and moaned as they shouted, "Why are you separating us like this?
What are you doing committing such a horrible felony that you'll rip your folks apart? â But Tane did not stop, he did not obey them; far, far below him he pushed the ground, far, far above him he pushed the Heaven. For this reason in old sayings there is a proverb: âIt was the violent blow from Tane which ripped the heaven from the ground so that they were torn apart, and the dark became known, and the light tooâ.
Once heaven was ripped off the ground, there was daylight in the universe, and masses of people were found who were Rangi and Papa's kids and who until now were hiding between the corpses of their mothers. Tawhiri, the Lord and daddy of whirlwinds and gales, was furious with his brethren because they had ripped Rangi and Papa apart against his will, and he was worried that the whole wide planet would now be too nice and cozy.
So he followed his fathers Rangi to heaven; and from there he sent the heavens strong wind, thick cloud, thick darks, flaming thick cloud, thunderclouds, and fast flowingcloud. Amidst them, Tawhiri himself continues sweeping and waging a wild battle against the beings who are living on this planet.
However, despite the angry anger of Tawhiri, the people hiding between Rangi and Papa grew in number and blossomed on the ground; and we all came down from these first people. During all this period, the wide heavens have not stopped mourning the bereavement of his woman, the world.
Often the papa's affectionate groans rise to heaven; and when men see them, they call them fog. John Waititi, known for his work with Maori in Auckland, was sent for two years as assistance to the Maori training officers, Mr. D. M. Jillett.
He' currently a Maori linguistic official in the Ministry of Edu. The new tasks of Mr Waititi will focus on Maori training throughout New Zealand, with particular focus on Maori learning. Mr Mahuika has long been committed to the formation and well-being of his population. T. Ormeby (Waitomo) won the New Zealand Maori Gulf Championships in Rotorua last September, beating C. Hurihanganui, Springfield, Rotorua, 2 and 1 Ormsby, who is No. 3 in the Waikato squad, was in top shape.