In The Beginning. there was Te Kore, The Nothing. From Te Kore came Te Pō, The Night. There were too many nights, The last Night joined with Space and there came into being two thoughts.
These thoughts were called Rangi, The Sky Father, And Papa, The Earth Mother. They were so much in love that they held each other tightly and refused to let go of eachother
Thus the sky and the earth were joined solidly together. There was no light on the earth as Rangi and Papa's tight embrace prevented it. There was not even enough time to slip between them.
Papa and Rangi gave birth to over 100; some of the children were Tangaroa, god of the sea, Tāne, god of the forests, Tūmātauenga, god of war, Whiro god of darkness and Tawhirimātea, god of the winds.
They were all trapped between their parents and could hardly move. The children talked about what they should do.
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