Family tree of the Māori gods

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This is a Family tree of the Māori gods showing the most important gods in Māori mythology.

This family tree gives just an example- there are remarkable regional variations.

Goddesses are displayed in italics.

The primordial gods were Ranginui and Papatūānuku, Heaven and Earth.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ranginui
Sky father
 
 
 
Papatūānuku
Earth mother
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tūmatauenga
God of war
 
Tāwhirimātea
God of weather
 
Tāne-mahuta
God of forests and birds
 
Tangaroa
God of the sea
 
Rongo
God of peace, and of cultivated plants
 
Haumia-tiketike
God of wild food plants
 
Rehua
A star (Antares)
 
Ruaumoko
Source of earthquakes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hine-nui-te-pō
Goddess of death
 
Punga
Ancestor of ugly creatures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kaitangata
Husband of Whaitiri
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ikatere
Ancestor of fish
 
Tū-te-wehiwehi
Ancestor of reptiles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Māui
Demigod

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