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Ko wai a Tāne? Who is Tāne?

A collation of resources that explore the origin of this illustrious ancestor

Creation
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Creation

"The mythological origins of Maori society are laid out in three major myth cycles, beginning with the creation myth of Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatuanuku, t

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Creation
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Creation

"The mythological origins of Maori society are laid out in three major myth cycles, beginning with the creation myth of Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatuanuku, t

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Ranginui and Papatūānuku – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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Ranginui and Papatūānuku – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This lintel, which was carved with stone tools in the Bay of Plenty in the 1850s, shows Ranginui (the sky) and Papatūānuku (the earth) during the stage of creation known as Te Pō (darkness). The spira

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Ranginui and Papatūānuku – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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Ranginui and Papatūānuku – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This lintel, which was carved with stone tools in the Bay of Plenty in the 1850s, shows Ranginui (the sky) and Papatūānuku (the earth) during the stage of creation known as Te Pō (darkness). The spira

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Ranginui and Papatūānuku – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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Ranginui and Papatūānuku – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This lintel, which was carved with stone tools in the Bay of Plenty in the 1850s, shows Ranginui (the sky) and Papatūānuku (the earth) during the stage of creation known as Te Pō (darkness). The spira

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Tāne raising the sky – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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Tāne raising the sky – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This carving, ‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’, depicts one version of the creation story, which tells how the god Tāne Mahuta raised the sky by standing on his head and

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Whakapapa-Atua Māori
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Whakapapa-Atua Māori

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Whakapapa
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Whakapapa

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Whakapapa
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Whakapapa

Tīmatanga

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Tāne - Wikipedia
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Tāne - Wikipedia

In Māori mythology, Tāne (also called Tāne Mahuta, Tāne nui a Rangi, and several other names) is the god of forests and of birds, and the son of Ranginui and Papatuanuku, the sky father and the earth

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The Names of Tane | NZETC
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The Names of Tane | NZETC

The titles of this personification, as given by various tribes, differ considerably, and thus his list of names is an extended one, as shown below:—

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Tane-te-Wananga
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Tane-te-Wananga

Tenei au, tenei au Te hokai nei i taku tapuwae Ko te hokai-nuku Ko te hokai-rangi Ko te hokai o to tipuna A Tane-nui-a-rangi I p

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2. Tāne, Hineahuone, Hine – First peoples in Māori tradition – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New
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2. Tāne, Hineahuone, Hine – First peoples in Māori tradition – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New

Tāne and Hineahuone

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2. Tāne, Hineahuone, Hine – First peoples in Māori tradition – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New
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2. Tāne, Hineahuone, Hine – First peoples in Māori tradition – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New

Tāne and Hineahuone

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3.  – Kauri forest – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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3. – Kauri forest – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

For Māori, the tallest trees in the forest traditionally had chiefly status. In the north of New Zealand, kauri held the highest rank. This is reflected in sayings such as, ‘kua hing

"Reference to Kua hinga te totara..."

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2.  – Hawaiki – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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2. – Hawaiki – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Mysterious things happen in Hawaiki: people turn into birds, fish gather in armies, people descend to the underworld and ascend to the heavens. Hawaiki is a paradise where the gods l

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2.  – Hawaiki – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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2. – Hawaiki – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Mysterious things happen in Hawaiki: people turn into birds, fish gather in armies, people descend to the underworld and ascend to the heavens. Hawaiki is a paradise where the gods l

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The god Tāne – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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The god Tāne – Māori creation traditions – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This carved representation of the god Tāne is inside Te Tumu Herenga Waka, the meeting house at Victoria University of Wellington. Many deeds were attributed to Tāne, including the separation of earth

"How Tāne decorated Ranginui..."

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3.  – Whakapapa – genealogy – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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3. – Whakapapa – genealogy – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

There is a similarity in the whakapapa of Māori gods and that of other Polynesian gods. Most Māori had Ranginui (the sky father) and Papatūānuku (the earth mother) as their primal gods, although there

"Talks about names of Tāne throughout Polynesia"

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MYTHS – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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MYTHS – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Another account from the creation-separation-Māui...

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MYTHS – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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MYTHS – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Another account from the creation-separation-Māui...

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MYTHS – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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MYTHS – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Another account from the creation-separation-Māui...

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Maori mythology and history - origin myths and folklore of the Maori of New Zealand
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Maori mythology and history - origin myths and folklore of the Maori of New Zealand

Maori mythology and history - the Polynesian settlement of New Zealand

Tells of the separation-Māui-Hawaiki-Toi/Kupe

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Family tree of the Māori gods - Wikipedia
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Family tree of the Māori gods - Wikipedia

Whakapapa from Ranginui and Papatūānuku

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