Story: Whakapapa – genealogy

Te Kore whakapapa (1st of 3)

This whakapapa represents a European view of the development from Te Kore (the void), to Te Pō (the night), to Te Ao (the day). Early whakapapa often depict these entities in a different order.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whakapapa – genealogy - Whakapapa of creation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

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