All things originate from Io Matua Kore “Io the parentless one”.
Io is the beginning and end of all things, the creator of heaven
Tane-nui-a-rangi ascended to the peak of Manono, the dwelling
place of Io, and returned with the baskets of knowledge, thus
bringing understanding to the world.
“Ko Io te timatanga me te whakaotinga o nga mea katoa”
“Io is the beginning and end of all things.”