Kōrero: Ranginui

Whārangi 2. Ranginui te mātauranga, Ranginui te koiora

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Te kakenga o Tāne i ngā rangi

Takea mai ai te koiora o te tangata me o te mātauranga i a Ranginui.

Ka kake a Tāne ki Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi ka hou atu ki te whare rā, Te Tihi-o-Manono. Ka riro i a ia ngā kete o te wānanga: te kete tuatea, te kete tuauri me te kete aronui. He maha ngā whakamārama mō ngā kete nei. Ki tā te pūkenga rā a Māori Marsden, kei te kete tuatea ngā mea papai, kei te kete tuauri ngā mea kāore i te mōhiotia, kei te kete aronui ngā mōhiotanga ka aruarumia e te tangata.

I roto i a Tāne te ira atua, ā, nō muri ka tīkina e ia te ira tangata i ngā rangi tūhāhā. Nāna ēnei ira e rua i whakatō ki roto i a Hineahuone, te wahine tuatahi. Nō konei whakatōngia ai te ira atua, te ira tangata ki te tangata.

He karakia mō te kakenga o Tāne i ngā rangi:

Tēnei au te hōkai nui o taku tapuwae
Ko te hōkai nuku ko te hōkai rangi
Ko te hōkai a tō tupuna a Tānenui-a-rangi
Ka pikitia ai te rangi tūhāhā ki te Tihi-o-Manono
Ka rokohina atu rā ko Te Matua-kore anake
Ka tīkina mai ngā kete o te wānanga
Ko te kete tuauri
Ko te kete tuatea
Ko te kete aronui
Ka tiritiria ka poupoua
Ka puta mai iho ko te ira tangata
Ki te wheiao ki te ao mārama
Tihe mauri ora!
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ranginui - Ranginui te mātauranga, Ranginui te koiora', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ranginui/page-2 (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 12 Jun 2006