I'll let you digest those stories about our first Maori ancestors and the next task will be to introduce some easy-to-read genealogical tables (charts). These are valuable in that they give a sense of location to those ancient names and characters and their path down to us - or our path back to them, whichever way you see it. If I dump the whole lot on you at once it will be a confusing jumble of names so I'll begin them in short, digestible blocks. Here's the first one; females are in pink...follow the red line.
Easy-read Table 1.
Hoturoa + Whakaoterangi
I I I
Hotuope Hotumatapu Kahukeke+Rakataura
I I I
Houmea I Hape
_______________ I I___________
Table 2 when we have gone through a few more ancestors.