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.
Rangi Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ranginui
Area or people: Maori people of Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: the Sky
Area of expertise: Sky, Skies
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1972
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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.