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Rangi-nui Play

1. (personal name) atua of the sky and husband of Papa-tū-ā-nuku, from which union originate all living things.

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 39-42;)

See also atua


Paia-nui-a-Rangi Play

1. (personal name) according to some versions of the creative narratives, he separated his parents Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku. Also known as Rangi-hāpainga.

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Tūkāriri ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rangi-hāpainga ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rongo-hīrea ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei; Tūkāriri was renamed Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; Rangi-hāpainga was renamed Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; and Rongo-hīrea was renamed Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

See also Rangi-hāpainga


Tāne-nui-a-Rangi Play

1. (personal name) also known as Tāne-te-waiora and Tāne-matua, he helped separate Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku so the sun would shine on their children. He also ascended to Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi to bring back the three kits of knowledge.

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Tūkāriri ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rangi-hāpainga ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rongo-hīrea ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei; Tūkāriri was renamed Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; Rangi-hāpainga was renamed Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; and Rongo-hīrea was renamed Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42; Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 123;)

See also Tāne-te-waiora


Awa-nui-a-rangi Play

1. (personal name) ancestor of both Ngāti Awa of the Bay of Plenty and Te Āti Awa of Taranaki.


Tahu-nui-a-rangi Play

1. (personal noun) aurora australis, southern lights - a luminous electrical atmospheric phenomenon usually of streamers of light in the sky above the southern magnetic pole.

Whakamīharo ana te kite i a Tahu-nui-a-rangi. Me te ārai kākāriki e pīwari ana i te rangi pō (PK 2008:811). / Seeing the aurora australis is amazing. It's like a green veil waving in the night sky.


Rangi-hāpainga Play

1. (personal name) according to some versions of the creative narratives, Rangi-hāpainga separated Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku. Also known as Paia-nui-a-Rangi.

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Tūkāriri ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rangi-hāpainga ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rongo-hīrea ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei; Tūkāriri was renamed Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; Rangi-hāpainga was renamed Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; and Rongo-hīrea was renamed Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)


Tāne-te-waiora Play

1. (personal name) also known as Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and Tāne-matua, he helped separate Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku so the sun would shine on their children. He also ascended to Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi to bring back the three kits of knowledge.

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei.


Whitiānaunau Play

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. Aituā then took Hine-tītama to the entrance to Te Reinga and to Whiti-reinga where Ioio-whenua, the eldest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, lived. There Hine-tītama became Hine-nui-te-pō and she remains in te pō to receive the spirits of the dead.


2. (personal noun) sixth lunar month of the Māori lunar calendar - approximately equivalent to November and traditionally usd by Ngāti Awa.

Ko te putanga mai o Matariki te tohu mō te marama tuatahi, ko ngā ingoa hoki ēnei o ngā marama katoa: Te Tahi o Pipiri, Te Rua o Takurua,Te Toru Here o Pipiri, Te Whā o Mahuru, Te Rima o Kōpū, Te Ono o Whitiānaunau, Te Whitu o Hakihea, Te Waru o Rehua, Te Iwa o Rūhi-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru o Poutū-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru mā tahi, Te Ngahuru mā rua (TP 1/3/1901:6). / The appearance of Pleiades is the sign for the first month and these are the names of all the months: The first is Pipiri, the second is Takurua, the third is Here o Pipiri, the fourth is Mahuru, the fifth is Kōpū, the sixth is Whiti-ānaunau, the seventh is Hakihea, the eighth is Rehua, the ninth is Rūhi-te-rangi, the tenth is Poutūterangi, the eleventh and twelth months.


tūnui Play

1. (noun) used in expressions referring to a comet or meteor regarded as the visible representation of an atua, e.g. tūnui a te ika, tūnui ki te pō, tūnui me te pō and tūnui a rangi.

Ko ngā kōrero o mua he whakakitenga nā ngā atua te auahiroa, te unahiroa a Tūnui-i-te-rangi rānei (TTR 1990:99). / Comets and meteors had been interpreted in earlier times as manifestations of atua.
Moe tonu iho kua kite i te tohu o te mate, i a Tūnui‑o-te-ika e haere mai ana ki te kokoti i a ia (TTR 1994:148). / When he fell asleep he saw the harbinger of death, Tūnui-o-te-ika, coming to ambush him.


Tāwhiri-mātea Play

1. (personal name) atua of the winds, clouds, rain, hail, snow and storms, he was also known as Tāwhiri-rangi and Tāwhiri-mate-a-Rangi and was one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku who did not want his parents separated.

Ko te māoritanga o ngā ingoa o ēnei tamariki a Rangi rāua ko Papa: Ko Tangaroa, he ika; ko Rongo-mā-tāne, ko te kūmara; ko Haumia-tiketike, ko te aruhe; ko Tāne-mahuta, ko te rākau, ko te manu; ko Tāwhiri-mātea, ko te hau; ko Tū-mata-uenga, ko te tangata (KO 16/9/1886:6). / The explanation of the names of these children of Rangi and Papa is: Tangaroa is fish; Rongo-mā-tāne is kūmara; Haumia-tiketike is fernroot; Tāne-mahuta is trees and birds; Tāwhiri-mātea is wind; Tū-mata-uenga is humans.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

See also atua, Tāwhiri-rangi


Hine-nui-te-pō Play

1. (personal name) Hine-tītama was the eldest daughter of the atua Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and Hine-ahu-one. She had several children to her father, but on learning that her husband was her father she fled to te pō (the underworld) where she receives the souls of the dead and is known as Hine-nui-te-pō.

Kātahi ka kī atu a Māui ki ōna taokete, 'Kaua koutou e kata ki a au ina tomo au ki roto ki a Hine-nui-te-pō.' (TPH 30/11/1911:9) / Then Māui said to his brothers-in-law, 'You must not laugh at me when I go into Hine-nui-te-pō.'
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 48-51, 96;)

See also Hine-tītama, atua


Tāne-tūturi Play

1. (personal name) one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku who was the first to see the sun shining under Rangi's armpit (according to some versions of the narrative).

Nō te kitenga o Tāne-tūturi i taua māramatanga ka kōrero atu ia ki ōna tuākana, "Kua kitea e au tētahi māramatanga e kohara mai ana i roto i te kēkē o tō tātau pāpā. Kei te hunaia e ō tātau mātua te māramatanga i a tātau, kei whiti mai ki a tātau." (HWM 4). / When Tāne-tūturi saw the light he said to his elder brothers, "I have seen some light shining in the armpit of our father. The light is being hidden from us by our parents so that it can't shine on us."
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)


Hine-nui-i-te-pō Play

1. (personal name) Hine-tītama was the eldest daughter of the atua Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and Hine-ahu-one. She had several children to her father, but on learning that her husband was her father she fled to te pō (the underworld) where she receives the souls of the dead and is known as Hine-nui-te-pō.


(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 48-51, 96;)

See also atua


Rongo-marae-roa Play

1. (personal name) atua of the kūmara and cultivated food and one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, he is also known as Rongo-hīrea and Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Tūkāriri ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rangi-hāpainga ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rongo-hīrea ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei; Tūkāriri was renamed Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; Rangi-hāpainga was renamed Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; and Rongo-hīrea was renamed Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.
(Te Māhuri Teachers' Manual (Ed. 1): 40-42;)


Rongo-mā-Tāne Play

1. (personal name) atua of the kūmara and cultivated food and one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, he is also known as Rongo-hīrea and Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

Ko te māoritanga o ngā ingoa o ēnei tamariki a Rangi rāua ko Papa: Ko Tangaroa, he ika; ko Rongo-mā-tāne, ko te kūmara; ko Haumia-tiketike, ko te aruhe; ko Tāne-mahuta, ko te rākau, ko te manu; ko Tāwhiri-mātea, ko te hau; ko Tū-mata-uenga, ko te tangata (KO 16/9/1886:6). / The explanation of the names of these children of Rangi and Papa is: Tangaroa is fish; Rongo-mā-tāne is kūmara; Haumia-tiketike is fernroot; Tāne-mahuta is trees and birds; Tāwhiri-mātea is wind; Tū-mata-uenga is humans.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

See also atua, Rongo-marae-roa


Rongo-hīrea Play

1. (personal name) atua of the kūmara and cultivated food and one of the offspring of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku, he is also known as Rongo-mā-Tāne and Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.

I te mea ka rewa a Rangi-nui ki runga, ko Tāne-te-waiora ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Tūkāriri ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rangi-hāpainga ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; ko Rongo-hīrea ka huaina tōna ingoa ko Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi (HWM 12). / Because Rangi-nui was elevated above, Tāne-te-waiora was renamed Tāne-nui-a-Rangi-e tū-iho-nei; Tūkāriri was renamed Tū-mata-uenga-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; Rangi-hāpainga was renamed Paia-nui-a-Rangi-e-tū-iho-nei; and Rongo-hīrea was renamed Rongo-marae-roa-a-Rangi.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)


Ioio-whenua Play

1. (personal name) according to some narratives, he was the eldest son of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku. He was banished to Whiti-reinga by his father because he continually attacked his brothers. Some say that he was a star that took Hiwa-i-te-rangi (Calaeno) as his wife. Represents peace and all peaceful conditions and pursuits.

Ko Ioio-whenua te tama mātāmua a Rangi-nui rāua ko Papa-tū-ā-nuku (HWM n.d.). / Ioio-whenua was the first born son of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)


Rūaimoko Play

1. (personal name) atua of earthquakes and the youngest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku. Also known as Rūaumoko.


Papatūānuku Play

1. (personal name) Earth, Earth mother and wife of Rangi-nui - all living things originate from them.

Ka miria e te hauku a Papatūānuku (TTT 1/3/1930:2006). / Papatūānuku is caressed by the dew.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 39-42;)

See also atua


Aituā Play

1. (personal name) atua of disaster and death, fate - according to some narratives, he was the second son of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku who joined Ioio-whenua when his father banished him to Whiti-ānaunau.

Ki ngā iwi, ki ngā hapū, me ngā mana e pupuri mai nei i te mana Māori, i ngā marae o Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu, tēnā rā koutou, ngā mōrehu a Aituā, tūāhuatanga o ēnā o ō tātou rangatira ka riro rā ki Paerau, ki te huinga o te kahurangi, ki te takotoranga tē taea te whakakorikori (TP 8/1912:7). / To the tribes, subtribes and the people of standing retaining Māori status on the marae of the North and South Islands, greetings to you all, who are the survivors of misfortune and stand in place of our leaders who have departed to the meeting place of the dead, to the gathering of the illustrious, to the resting place from which you are not able to move.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 40-42;)

See also atua


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