In The beginning there was Te Kore, The Nothing. From Te Kore there became Te Po, The Night. There were many nights. The last night joined with Space & there became two thoughts.
These thought were called Rangi, The Sky Father & Papa The Earth Mother. Their love was so close they held together tightly and never let go, they were so tight no light or time could slip through the both of them.
Rangi & Papa gave birth to over 100 Children who were the gods of the sea, forrest, war, etc. They got stuck between there parent tight force & could not get out.
The children fought about what they should do. In the end Tane, the god of the forrest was picked to push his parents apart. He put 2 poles at his parents legs & two at their heads & pushed for years and years.
Rangi & Papa were separted & became the world we know today. With the Light in the sky at last. But Tawhiri grew with anger inside of him.
Tawhiri became angry & ripped out his eyes & threw them into the sky becoming the first start of the night