Kōrero: Tangaroa

Whārangi 2. Te orokohanga

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Tangaroa – nā Rangi rāua ko Papa

Ko Tangaroa tētahi o ngā tamariki e 70 a Papatūānuku rāua ko Ranginui. Nō te wehenga o ō rātou mātua, ka puta ngā tamariki ki te ao.

Tangaroa – te tāne a Papa

Kei ētahi kōrero ko Tangaroa te tāne a Papatūānuku, ā, ko Ranginui tōna hoa tauwhāinga. Ko tēnei kōrero nā Hūkiki Te Ahukaramū o Ngāti Raukawa ki a Te Mākarini (Sir Donald McLean) i te tau 1856:

Ka moe (a) Rangi i a Papatūānuku, te wahine o Tangaroa, i pūremutia e Rangi … Ka puta ki waho ko … Tānenui-a-rangi … Ka whakaaro rātou kia puta iho te rā i te kēkē o Rangi. Ka mea (a) Tānenui-a-rangi ‘Tēnei te rā kei runga e whiti ana.’ Ka mea (ia), ‘Me toko tō tātou matua kia waiho ko te wahine ko Papa hei matua mō tātou.’ Ka mea rātou, ‘Tokona, wehea rāua, kia tau kē te wahine kia tau kē te tāne, kia tupu ai tātou ki te Ao.’ Kātahi ka tokona te rangi. E tū iho ana a Rangi; e takoto nei a Papa. 1

Nā te nui o te wāhi ki te wai i tēnei pūrākau, tērā peā i ahu mai tēnei kōrero i ngā motu o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa. Ka wehea e Tāne ngā hoa pūremu, ka hoki a Papa ki raro i te wai, ko te whenua anake kei runga ake i te wai. He kupu te whenua mō te papa whenua e takoto iho nei me te ewe. Arā anō tērā ingoa mō te moutere, he motutere, arā, he motu e tere ana i te wai.

Kupu tāpiri
  1. Tirohia a Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, Native traditions by Hūkiki te Ahu Karamū o Otaki, Jany 1st 1856. Ōtaki: Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, 2003. › Back
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa - Te orokohanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/tangaroa/page-2 (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006