Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting) by Jane Crisp Size: x Media: Painting Type: Acrylic Style: Realism Theme: Maori Tane mahuta (God of the forest.) a majestic tree in the Waipoua - A forest in Northland new Zealand.
Māori Origins of Tā Moko/Te Pū o Tā Moko: Whaka-rūau-Moko, (god/atua of earthquakes and volcanic activity), the youngest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ānuku was responsible for the deep uneven grooves left within the surface terrain of his mother while still within her whare tangata. The trembling of his current scarred the earth creating the first sacred forms of Moko. Rūaumoko is also known as Rūaimoko, Whakarūaumoko also Rūaimokoroa.
Ranginui (Sky father) and Papatuanuku (Earth mother) in the beginning. Where light was nothingness deemed by Io Matua te Kore (Supreme God of nothingness). The creation tradition according to the Māori people.