Kōrero: Papatūānuku

Whārangi 2. Papatūānuku – Te ūkaipō

Ngā whakaahua

Te orokohanga o te ao

I puta a Papatūānuku rāua ko Ranginui i Te Pō. Waihoki, i tō rātou whānautanga mai, ka noho ā rāua tamariki ki waenganui i a rāua. Nāwai ā, ka hōhā ngā tamariki e noho rā i te pōuri i waenganui ō rātou mātua. Heoi, ka taka i a rātou he rautaki hei wehe i ō rātou pākeke. Ka wehea ko Ranginui ki runga ko Papatūānuku ki raro. Ko te huakanga tērā o Te Ao Mārama.

Papatūānuku rāua ko Ranginui

Ka haere te wā, ā, kapi te ao i ngā tini a ngā tamariki a Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku, arā, te kāhui o ngā manu, te tini ika, ngā hau āwhiowhio, ngā wai. Ka noho ngā tamariki hei tīpuna taketake o ngā mea tipu me ngā mea ora o te ao, tae rawa ki ngā āhuatanga katoa i te taiao. Ko te pūtake tēnei o te ao Māori, arā, katoa ngā mea i tēnei ao, he uri nō Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku. Nā reira kīia ai, ko te whanaungatanga te mea hono i ngā mea katoa.

Ka whānau ake i te whenua

He tūranga nui rawa atu tō Papatūānuku i roto i te ao Māori, i te mea koia te pūtake o te koiora. Ka whānau mai ngā mea katoa ki te ao i roto i a ia, tae rawa ki te tangata. Kei tēnā iwi, kei tēnā iwi āna ake kōrero mō te whānautanga mai o te tangata ki te ao. Arā ngā kōrero mō Hineahuone, te wahine tuatahi i pokepokea e Tāne ki te one i Kurawaka. Hei tama a Tāne nā Rangi rāua ko Papa. Kei Te Tai Tokerau ngā kōrero mō tō rātou tipuna a Tuputupu-whenua i whānau mai te whenua.

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku - Papatūānuku – Te ūkaipō', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/papatuanuku/page-2 (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007