The Children whose Mum was up in the sky - A re-telling
Children whose Mum was up in the Sky
Many years ago on a dark moonlit night the children were thirsty and asked "E Rona can you get some water?" Rona said "Yes" and she got the taha and went to the path. The path was bumpy. Rona couldn't see anything. Rona said "Marama! Marama! Get out of that cloud!" Marama didn't care. Rona got very, very angry and said, "Look what you have done. Silly old moon." Marama got angry and tried to pull Rona. Rona held the ngaio tree but Marama the moon pulled as hard as he could. Marama pulled Rona and suddenly Rona and the taha and the ngaio tree went high in the sky. Rona was scared and sad. Rona said to the moon, "Marama! Marama! My children are calling for water." The children were waiting and waiting. Suddenly the children heard something and it was their mum. The mum said, "I'm up with Marama."
The message was do not be mean to each other.