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 she discovered that Tāne, whom she had married, was also her father. The red colour of sunset comes from her.

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Lesson description: Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

Faced with too short days and long nights Maui comes up with a plan to slow the sun's passage through the sky. With the help of his brothers, Maui sets out for the home of the sun to catch it and make it move more slowly.

How Maui Slowed the Sun : Paperback : Peter Gossage : 9780143505181

...Maori Myth & Legend - The Story of Creation...Rangi is the sky, the father of all things; Papa is the earth, the mother of all things. In the beginning there was darkness, and these two, the earth and the sky, lay together. They had many children, who lay between them. It was dark for many ages; there was as yet no world with its bright light.

Papa and Rangi held each other in a tight embrace. "Papa and Rangi held each other in a tight embrace. In Māori mythology the primal couple Rangi and Papa (or Ranginui and Papatuanuku) appear in a creation myth explaining the origin of the world.

Counting The Stars by Gavin Bishop - A collection of four excitingly told and stunningly illustrated Maori stories for children, by award-winning New Zealand children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop. Counting The Stars continues to take traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.

Four excitingly told and stunningly illustrated Maori stories for children aged by top New Zealand children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop.

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