Rangi and Papa are the parents, the sky father and the earth mother who lie locked together in a tight embrace. They have many children who are forced to live in the cramped darkness between them. These children grow and discuss among themselves what it would be like to live in the light. His brother Tāne decides to suggest that it is better to push them.
God Of The Ocean
Papatūānuku, the land, is a powerful mother nature. After she was separated from her husband she became known as the earth mother. Haumia-tiketike is the god of cultivated and uncultivated foods. He ran into the bushes to live with his mother while growing crops such as fruits and veggies.
God Of War
Ranginui, the sky father, was torn away from Papatūānuku, the earth mother, and formed the vault of the heavens. After being separating from his wife, he was became known as the sky father. Tāwhirimatea the god of weather. Was the only son who did not agree with the plan to separate their parents so he went to live forever with Papatūānuku.
God Of Nature
Tangaroa, the god of the sea. and forced to hide in the sea. Tangaroa is the father of many sea creatures. Tangaroa's son, Punga, has two children, Ikatere, the god of fish, and Tū-te-wehiwehi the god of reptiles. scared by Tāwhirimātea, the fish hide in the sea, and the reptiles in the forests. Ever since, Tangaroa has held a grudge with Tāne.
Tūmatauenga,s the god of war, hunting, food cultivation, fishing, and cooking. All war parties were dedicated to him, and he was treated with the greatest respect. He was known to make villages crumble and begin wars with his impeccable strength. This is why villagers live in fear of his power.
Tāne Mahuta, is the god of forests and of birds. He was the protecter and giver of life among nature. He is known for defending jungles and woods from being destroyed, he was also the person who decided upon the plan to seperate their parents to leave the tight embrace.