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  • Tane Mahuta went about convincing the gods to create a women who then could have children. When the Gods agreed to make a Women, Tane Mahuta took red earth from Papatuanuku and shaped it into a Women.
  • Then Tawhiri Matea God of the winds whispered "take my breath, give her life" . So Tane Mahuta went down and pressed noses and breathed deeply. 
  • Then her chest moved and she sneezed. The Gods were happy. The first women Hineahuone was created. 
  • According to the Maori Beliefs, the world as we know was created when Tane Mahuta (the god of the forest) prised apart Ranganui (the father of the sky) and Papatuanuku (the mother of the earth).
  • Afterwards Tane Mahuta and his brother slowly went about making all things on earth and in the sky
  • When they were done with all the hard work they created a dazzling and beautiful world, but there were no people to enjoy it.
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