Story: Whakapapa – genealogy

Te Ahukaramū

Te Ahukaramū

Te Ahukaramū and his wife Manumea sit on the ground in their cloaks. Te Ahukaramū, a renowned chief of Ngāti Raukawa, gave a creation whakapapa which progressed from Te Pō (the night) to Te Ao (the day), and another, part of which showed Te Kore (the void) changing to Te Mangu (the darkness) to Ranginui (the sky father).

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whakapapa – genealogy - Whakapapa of creation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2015