In Māori tradition, all things are interconnected. This whakapapa (genealogical chart) shows some of the children of Papatūānuku and Ranginui. They were the ancestors of all parts of nature, including people, birds, forests, fish, winds, and water.
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Source: Taania M. Ka’ai and others, eds. Ki te whaiao: an introduction to Maori culture & society. Auckland: Pearson Education, 2004, p. 3