Welcome In To The The World of the Māori
In the beginning there was Te Kore, or the great void. In the void was energy and potential and over millennia this coalesced into Te Pō - the great night. There were many stages of the night. The night brought with it a feeling, a yearning, and in those nights, sprang forth the primal parents, Ranginui and Papatūānuku. Their love for each other was so fierce that they lay in an everlasting embrace.
Their children were enveloped in darkness, and eventually some of them wished to see the world of light...while others did not. Finally, Tāne lay flat on his back, and thrust his feet upwards, ending in the separation of heaven and earth, with Rangi, his father presiding over the skies, and Papa, the earth mother, below.
This AR experience provides only a brief introduction to the Māori creation story, and some of our Māori gods. There were 70 offspring of Rangi and Papa!
The creation story is a pūrākau (ancient story) that forms the basis of our genealogy, our very existence and the beginning of Te Ao Māori. The Māori gods continue to inform how Māori live today in both the physical and spiritual realms.
NAU MAI KI TE AO O TE MĀORI!