Papatūānuku, the earth mother in Māori tradition, is seen as the birthplace of all things. This painting is by Victor Tukuafu, who is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Tongan descent.

previous pinner: Papatūānuku, the earth mother in Māori tradition, is seen as the birthplace of all things. This painting is by Victor Tukuafu, who is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Tongan descent.

Earth Goddess - PapatuanukuGaia

From the ancients divinity included the Great Mother in a thousand different forms and names,

Artist Jane Crisp’s beautiful interpretation of Tane Mahuta | "In the beginning before the world was light, Rangi the sky-father and Papa the earth-mother were bound together, their offspring caught in the darkness between them. Their strongest son, Tane Mahuta, put his shoulder to Papa and thrust upwards with his powerful legs, creating life and light." (Maori legend)

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.

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.

Rangi me Papa

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.

LAS MADRITIERRAS Y LOS PADRINAUTAS: RANGINUI Y PAPATUANUKU : PAREJA MAORI PRIMIGENIA

LAS MADRITIERRAS Y LOS PADRINAUTAS: RANGINUI Y PAPATUANUKU : PAREJA MAORI PRIMIGENIA


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