Acrylic and Oil on Canvas : Hinepukohurangi and Hinewai.  Read the story - http://allpoetry.com/poem/2554570-Uenuku-and-the-Mist---a-Maori-legend.-by-hugh_wyles

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas : Hinepukohurangi and Hinewai. Read the story - http://allpoetry.com/poem/2554570-Uenuku-and-the-Mist---a-Maori-legend.-by-hugh_wyles

Papatuanuku, mother earth. In Māori tradition, Papatūānuku is the land. She is a mother earth figure who gives birth to all things, including people. Trees, birds and people are born from the land, which then nourishes them. Some traditions say that the land first emerged from under water.  In the Māori creation story, Papatūānuku had many children with Ranginui, the sky father. Their children pushed them apart to let in the light.

Papatuanuku, mother earth. In Māori tradition, Papatūānuku is the land. She is a mother earth figure who gives birth to all things, including people. Trees, birds and people are born from the land, which then nourishes them. Some traditions say that the land first emerged from under water. In the Māori creation story, Papatūānuku had many children with Ranginui, the sky father. Their children pushed them apart to let in the light.

Earth Mother Sky Father, Maori mythic figures: Rangi and Papa

Earth Mother Sky Father, Maori mythic figures: Rangi and Papa

Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) and Ranginui (Sky Father) from Maori tradition carved by Ken Blum and Woody Woodward. Abel Tasman National Park sculpture garden, New Zealand

Carved into a tree trunk

Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) and Ranginui (Sky Father) from Maori tradition carved by Ken Blum and Woody Woodward. Abel Tasman National Park sculpture garden, New Zealand

Ranginui Papatuanuku by Arthur Thatcher

Ranginui Papatuanuku by Arthur Thatcher

Ko ranginui papatuanuku me ruaumoko, by Robyn Kahukiwa, ca. 1980s. Contemporary Art Collection, National Library of New Zealand. CAC-c025531_00002606

Ko ranginui papatuanuku me ruaumoko, by Robyn Kahukiwa, ca. 1980s. Contemporary Art Collection, National Library of New Zealand. CAC-c025531_00002606

Natasha Keating Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Rangi loves papa kauri panel

Natasha Keating Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Rangi loves papa kauri panel

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