Talk:Rangi and Papa

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Shoulsn't these two be on seperate pages? Jessica L.

I don't think so really. These are two static deities who don't 'do' a lot. In all the stories about them they 'act' (or rather they are acted on by others) as a pair. So there would be a lot of repetition if they were (xcuse the pun) separated... Kahuroa 05:42, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
I agree with separating. Or at least a separate page for Papa, as she appears in many other mythologies, and linking the Papa from "Wakea and Papa" to a page with only Moari mythology is inaccurate.YobMod 14:37, 6 July 2009 (UTC)


Please don't add external links into the references section. They should go into the external links! References is for the works used by contributors, adding links to other editions is not appropriate there. Kahuroa 04:48, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

No problem, it was just for help. But, i think it would be a good idea to add the link to the online version of the books (when it exists) used in reference. If you want, have a look to this adress I'm sure you will find some interesting links to books and articles on polynersian history linguistic, culture and oral traditions. Most are in french but not all of them. I didn't update it from two years now, so some links are dead, but i think it can help you

Merci pour ça. Kahuroa 23:58, 10 July 2006 (UTC)


Why does "Where-Ao" redirect here? Please clarify in the article. Where-Ao is on the hotlist of mythology topics. Goldenrowley 03:52, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

No need to clarify in the article. Where-Ao was one of hundreds of mythology stubs started by TUF-KAT in September 2002, using the unreliable Encyclopedia Mythica (See where-ao), which have caused us untold trouble. It probably derives, like most of En.Myth's articles, from a misconstrued line in a poem somewhere. It should never have been started at all, and should be deleted from the hotlist. Kahuroa 05:04, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Raki and Papa[edit]

A very different tradition about Raki and Papa can be found in the South Island, which links to an account of the island as Te Waka o Aoraki, different from the North Island account of the origin of the South Island as Te Waka a Maui, though both traditions have Maui fishing up the North Island while standing on the Kaikoura Peninsula. I've heard these stories on several different marae, but I've never seen a printed source for them, though I'm sure they exist. Koro Neil (talk) 22:59, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

I've heard that the spot where he stood was up near Separation Point in the Tasman. Goes to show that the story changes based on where you are in the country i suppose. InsertCleverPhraseHere 00:01, 23 February 2017 (UTC)