Tane Mahuta and his 7 brothers created a perfect world but no one to enjoy it.
Take this red earth and make it into a women
So Tane Mahuta went about convincing the gods that they could make a women who then can go on to have children. Tane Mahuta took red fire from Papatuanuku
When Tane Mahuta gave the red earth to the gods they started to form it into a women which could go on to have children.
Take my breath
When the gods had finished making the first women Tane Mahuta said to her "Take my breath".
Tane Mahuta bent her over then pressed noses together. Her chest moved slightly and she sneezed tehei
Today the Hongi is a traditional greeting of the Maori people. It is known as "the breath of life, and is performed by pressing noses just like Tane Mahuta did to the breathe of life. Hineahuone. This greeting makes the visitors at one with the visitors. the tangata, whenua or hosts