Ranginui and Papatuanuku were in a close embrace and many children were born to them.
Let us part our parents!
No! They are our parents!
Tangaroa went first to try separate their parents but he was not strong enough.
Tanemahuta offered to go next. It was hard for him, but he finally succeeded, and light shone through.
Ranginui and Papatuanuku were then separated.
Ranginui became the sun, the stars, the rainbows and the moon while Papatuanuku became the land dressed with trees, flowers and vines. Tawhirimatea was very sad and angry so he joined his father in the sky.