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Ashleigh Keogh

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Papatūānuku and Ranginui

The Māori mythological legend of creation begins with the loving bond of two parents - Ranginui and Papatūānuku known commonly as Rangi and Papa. 1. Tap 2. Page 1: Use the internet or books to find some images of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Upload them here. 3. Page 2: or to answer the questions. 4. Page 3: Click the links to watch the story of Papatūānuku and Ranginui. 5. Page 4: or to answer the questions about the story, 6. Page 5: or Choose one of the Māori gods from the story and learn more about him/her. You can include images and artwork . 7. Press to submit your work.

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, World Languages, Writing
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The Maori creation story has been passed on from generations to generations. Ranginui and Papatūānuku, Tāne, Tangaroa, Tāwhirimātea, Rongomātāne, Haumietiketike, Tūmatauenga and Rūaumoko are Maori Gods who are inextricably linked to te Ao Māori. They are our whakapapa, our guiding stories that form the foundation of Aotearoa. Every culture or civilisation has its traditions about how the world was created. Māori have many, but the foundational stories are those that tell how darkness, the long night, became light. Nothingness became something, earth and sky were separated, and nature evolved.