What is te whanau a Tama nui te ra?

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What is te whanau a Tama nui te ra?

Origin of the celestial bodies According to Māori myth, Ranginui played a pivotal role in the birth of the sun, moon, planets, stars and constellations – collectively called Te Whānau Mārama (the family of light).

What is the Maori name for sun god?

Tama-nui-te-rā
In Māori mythology, Tama-nui-te-rā (Tamanuiterā) is the personification of the Sun.

Is te ra the sun?

Tama-nui-te-ra is, as shown, the personified form of the sun.

Who is Hine Raumati?

Summer Maid, the representation or personification of summer. She is concerned with the cultivation of foods products, such as the kumara, and the fruits of the forest. She is one of the two wives of the sun god Rā with whom he lives that half of the year.

Who is the oldest Māori god?

Tāne
Region Polynesia
Ethnic group Māori, Tahitians
Personal information
Parents Rangi and Papa

Is Marama male or female?

The moon (marama) appears as a male in Maori myth, and so we are told that Marama took to wife two daughters of Tangaroa, and it is also said that the moon is the husband of all women, as page 387shown by the way in which he affects woman every month.

Is Tangaroa a girl?

Tangaroa
Māori atua of sea and fish, Cook Islander god of sea and fertility
Other names Tangaroa-whakamau-tai, Takaroa
Gender Male
Region Polynesia

Who is the Maori god of food?

Tāwhirimātea defeated four of his brothers, and then used them as food. They were Tangaroa (god of the sea), Tāne (god of the forest), Rongomātāne (god of cultivated foods) and Haumia-tikitiki (god of uncultivated foods).

How does Maui slow down the sun?

Maui chanted a karakia (prayer) over the ropes for protection. That night, ropes and supplies in hand, Maui and his brothers set off on the long journey under the cover of darkness, to the place where the sun rose. During the days, they would hide under trees so that the sun wouldn’t see them coming.

Who is Hinetitama?

Hinetitama is dawn, the first true human. She was the daughter of Tane and Hine-ahu-one who bound earthly night to earthly day. She became Hine-nui-te-po, the Goddess of Death, after discovering that Tane was not only her husband, but also her father.

Who is rehua?

In Māori mythology, Rehua is a very sacred personage, who lives in Te Putahi-nui-o-Rehua in Rangi-tuarea, the tenth and highest of the heavens in some versions of Māori lore. He is a son of Rangi and Papa, and the father of Kaitangata, as well as the ancestor of Māui (Tregear 1891:381).

Who married Tane?

Tāne
Parents Rangi and Papa
Siblings Haumia (Arawa), Rongo, Tangaroa, Tāwhirimātea, Tū, Rūaumoko, Whiro
Consorts Hine-nui-te-pō, Rangahore
Offspring Hine-nui-te-pō, Tiki, Haumia-tiketike (southern Bay of Plenty and parts of the east coast)

Where does the word Tama nui te ra come from?

Kātahi ka āta haere taua māia nei, a Tama-nui-te-rā (NM 1928:14). / After that that fellow, Tama-nui-te-rā travelled slowly. 1. (location) a place mentioned in the creation narratives where Hine-tītama fled to after learning that her husband, Tāne-nui-a-rangi, was also her father.

Who was the leader of the Tama tribe?

Ngāti Tama; leader who migrated south from Taranaki with Te Rauparaha and Ngāti Toa, establishing settlements in the northern South Island. Killed at Mataura by Tūhawaiki’s Ngāi Tahu war party. ( Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 142-160;) 1. (personal name) (?-1844) Ngāi Tahu; leader, whaler, mariner and trader.

Where is the Ngati Tama play tribe located?

Ngāti Tama Play. 1. (personal noun) tribal group of the west coast of the North Island south of the Mōkau River, of the northern South Island and the Chatham Islands. ( Te Kākano Textbook (Ed.

Where did Hine Titama and aitua live?

1. (location) a place mentioned in the creation narratives where Hine-tītama fled to after learning that her husband, Tāne-nui-a-rangi, was also her father. There Aituā lived in his house, Whiti-nuku.

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