Hine-nui-i-te-po (Ancestress of the Night) by June Northcroft Grant: Hine-nui-te-pō ("Great woman of night") is a 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 .... The red colour of sunset comes from her. Finish the myth - And that is why today red is the colour of the sunset.

Hine-nui-i-te-po (Ancestress of the Night) by June Northcroft Grant: Hine-nui-te-pō ("Great woman of night") is a 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 .... The red colour of sunset comes from her. Finish the myth - And that is why today red is the colour of the sunset.

Tane is the Māori god of the forest and birds - National library of NZ

Tane is the Māori god of the forest and birds - National library of NZ

Rangi and Papa - sky father and earth mother / the primal couple appear in a creation myth explaining the origin of the world.Ranginui and Papatuanuku are the primordial parents, the sky father and the earth mother who lie locked together in a tight embrace. They have many children all of which are male, who are forced to live in the cramped darkness between them

Rangi and Papa - sky father and earth mother / the primal couple appear in a creation myth explaining the origin of the world.Ranginui and Papatuanuku are the primordial parents, the sky father and the earth mother who lie locked together in a tight embrace. They have many children all of which are male, who are forced to live in the cramped darkness between them

Tangoroa- Maori myth: the god of the sea. His children were fish and reptiles. He has a rivalry with the forest

Tangoroa- Maori myth: the god of the sea. His children were fish and reptiles. He has a rivalry with the forest

Rongo and Haumia- Maori myth: the god of cultivated food and the god of wild food. They were brothers and both attacked by their other brother, the storm god. They hid in the body of Papa, Mother Earth.

Rongo and Haumia- Maori myth: the god of cultivated food and the god of wild food. They were brothers and both attacked by their other brother, the storm god. They hid in the body of Papa, Mother Earth.

Tane Mahuta - Maori Gods series - by Hika Taewa - the mighty Tāne Mahuta (god of the forest) lay on his back and dug his shoulders deep into his mother's body. With his legs, Tāne pushed against his father and, with all the strength he could summon, attempted to let light into the world.

Tane Mahuta - Maori Gods series - by Hika Taewa - the mighty Tāne Mahuta (god of the forest) lay on his back and dug his shoulders deep into his mother's body. With his legs, Tāne pushed against his father and, with all the strength he could summon, attempted to let light into the world.

Mahuika is a Māori fire deity. Generally, Mahuika is female and wife of the god Auahitūroa. Māui stole fire from the fingernails of Mahuika

Mahuika is a Māori fire deity. Generally, Mahuika is female and wife of the god Auahitūroa. Māui stole fire from the fingernails of Mahuika

In Maori traditions(Aotearoa\NZ) Hine-tītama was the daughter of the god Tāne(Forest realm) and Hineahuone(the first woman), formed by Tāne from the earth. Hine-tītama later fled to the underworld and became Hine-nui-te-pō, the goddess of death.

In Maori traditions(Aotearoa\NZ) Hine-tītama was the daughter of the god Tāne(Forest realm) and Hineahuone(the first woman), formed by Tāne from the earth. Hine-tītama later fled to the underworld and became Hine-nui-te-pō, the goddess of death.

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