Story: Te orokohanga mai o te ao

Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku

Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku

I mahia tēnei pare mā ngā whao kōhatu ki Te Moana-a-Toitehuatahi i te tekau tau atu i 1850. Ko Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku ēnei i te wā o Te Pō. Ka kōrero ngā koru mō te haerenga mai o te māramatanga. Nā Hūkiki Te Ahukaramū o Ngāti Raukawa tenei kōrero i te rau tau 1800 mō te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa:

Ka moe [a] Rangi i a Papatūānuku, te wahine o Tangaroa, i pūremutia e Rangi … Ka puta ki waho ko … Tānenui-a-rangi …Ka whakaaro rātou kia puta iho te rā i te kēkē o Rangi. Ka mea [a] Tānenui-a-rangi ‘Tēnei te rā kei runga e whiti ana’. Ka mea [ia], ‘Me toko tō tātou matua kia waiho ko te wahine ko Papa hei matua mō tātou’. Ka mea rātou, ‘Tokona, wehea rāua, kia tau kē te wahine kia tau kē te tāne, kia tupu ai tātou ki te Ao’. Kātahi ka tokona te rangi. E tū iho ana a Rangi e takoto nei a Papa.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Te orokohanga mai o te ao - Ngā ōritetanga i ngā kōrero mō te orokohanga o te ao', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/2426/ranginui-raua-ko-papatuanuku (accessed 23 April 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005