Primordial sky father.
Ranginui (Rangi, Raki, Rakinui) is the primordial sky father who, with his wife Papatuanuku the earth mother, lie locked together in a tight embrace while their children are forced to live in the cramped darkness between them. Eventually they are forced apart by Tane, however Tawhirimatea, the god of storms and winds, is angered that his parents have been torn apart. He flies off to join Ranginui to fight is brothers.
- Traditional ancient Maori burials gaining ground (stuff.co.nz)