Hine-nui-te-pō ("Great woman of night") is the chthonic Goddess of Night and Death and the Ruler of the Underworld in Māori mythology. She is a daughter of Tāne. She fled to the underworld because she discovered that Tāne, whom she had married, was also her father. The red colour of sunset comes from her.

Hine-nui-te-pō ("Great woman of night") is the chthonic Goddess of Night and Death and the Ruler of the Underworld in Māori mythology. She is a daughter of Tāne. She fled to the underworld because she discovered that Tāne, whom she had married, was also her father. The red colour of sunset comes from her.

▶ Hatupatu and Kurangaituku - Maori Legend Animation - YouTube

▶ Hatupatu and Kurangaituku - Maori Legend Animation - YouTube

MAORI CREATION STORY: Indigenous artist, Marcus Winter, tells the Māori creation story using Sand Art. In the Māori worldview, the world began with the violent separation of Ranginui, the Sky Father, and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, by their children, including Tūmatauenga (similar to Kū), Tāne (Kāne), Rongo (Lono, god of cultivated food), and Tangaroa (Kanaloa, the god of the sea).

MAORI CREATION STORY: Indigenous artist, Marcus Winter, tells the Māori creation story using Sand Art. In the Māori worldview, the world began with the violent separation of Ranginui, the Sky Father, and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, by their children, including Tūmatauenga (similar to Kū), Tāne (Kāne), Rongo (Lono, god of cultivated food), and Tangaroa (Kanaloa, the god of the sea).

Part 1 of 2 Tūhoe legends surrounding the creation of star constellations Waka Huia TVNZ 31 July 2011 - YouTube

Part 1 of 2 Tūhoe legends surrounding the creation of star constellations Waka Huia TVNZ 31 July 2011 - YouTube

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