"Gentle god-like words, or am power that spoke.." The first-born son of Tiki-au-aha and Io-wahine, the first man and woman. He is the brother of Aio-te-rea. They had four sisters, two of whom were taken by each of them to wife. His daughter, To-wheta-mai (writhing power), married Aio-whaka-tangata, his brother's son.



  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:158, 165.