Dating on maui
After they had fished in vain, Maui suggested that they sail until well out of sight of land, where they would catch as many fish as the canoe could carry.The dispirited brothers were easily persuaded, and Maui's prediction came true.As they held it still, Maui with the enchanted jawbone cruelly smashed the sun's face time and time again, until it was so feeble that it could but creep across the sky - and continues so to do to this very day.Maui's brothers, weary of seeing their younger brother catch fish by the kit full when they could barely hook enough to feed their families, usually tried to leave him behind when they went fishing.
The Sky lay upon the Earth, and light had not yet come between them.
At dawn the brothers silently set sail, thinking they had managed to leave their brother behind, and only when they were well out to sea did Maui emerge.
The brothers were furious, but it was too late to turn back.
Before felling a tree (so slaying a child of Tane Mahuta, god of the forest) they would placate the spirits.
Searching for food they would not speak of their purpose for fear that the prey might hear and make good its escape.