- NZ the sky
from Rangi, the sky god of Māori mythology
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So they all consulted as to what should be done with their parents, Rangi and Papa.
But Tane pushed and pushed: Rangi was driven far away into the air.
Eternal life was the lot of only the select few who ascended to Rangi.
In Maori mythology Rangi is the personification of the sky, and Papa of earth.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead
James George Frazer
Thus was the separation accomplished, and Rangi and Papa must for ever remain asunder.