Rangi - the Sky Father by Arina
Tane Mahuta by Rishi
Tane Mahuta is brother to Tawhirimatea god of winds, Tumatauenga god of war, Rongo ma tane god of peace and Tangaroa god of sea. “We must let Papa have sunlight” commanded Tane Mahuta. He stood up with his tremendous muscles and pushed Rangi up to the sky. “Aue Aue Aue” roared Tane. He went to see his brother Uru and he took his sons (stars) and gifted them to his father. Tane then seeing his mother decided to clothe her in trees which were filled with flowers, birds, insects and berries. The little birds chirped, the insects buzzed and the flowers bloomed. The sun rose over Papa and bathed her in the light.
Papa by Shalin
Papa the earth mother was separated from Rangi the sky father by Tane mahuta and his brothers because Rangi the sky father and Papa the earth mother hugged each other so closely that they blocked out the sun. Feeling cold dark and dreary Papa was then dressed by Tane mahuta with trees. The trees were filled with weta and cicadas, flowers of beautiful red, pink and purple and the air was filled with a symphony of birdsong