Story: Whakapapa – genealogy

Rangi and Papa

This mural, ‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’ (the separation of heaven and earth) was created by Cliff Whiting of Te Whānau-a-Apanui. It depicts Ranginui (sky father), Papatūānuku (earth mother) and their children, who are gods of the natural world.

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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