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RANGI
Also known as RANGINUI

God of the Sky.

He fell madly in love with PAPA, the Earth Mother Goddess. In the passion of their embrace, the Earth and the Sky were so tightly cuddled together that there was no room to move.

This was somewhat embarrassing when their children RONGO, TANE and TU were born. Faced with a lifetime of stunted growth and intense parental pressure, the kids decided that something had to be done. So TANE tried to force his parents apart. He pushed and pushed for days, weeks and years until PAPA and RANGI slowly parted company. Light entered the world for the first time and plants began to grow.

PAPA and RANGI were terribly upset at their separation. RANGI's tears covered the world in ocean, and PAPA's wistful sighs became mists and clouds.

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Article last updated on 05 December 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT RANGI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : RANGI
Area or people : Maori, Polynesia
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : RANGINUI
Popularity index : 752

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