"God-like gentle growing, or, am power that grew." The second son of Tiki-au-aha and Io-wahine, the first man and woman. Aio-te-rea took two of his sisters to wife: Wehe-wehea (separated) and Whaka-tara (the annoyed), by whom he had Aio-whaka-tangata (Te-a-io-whaka-tangata). Aio-whaka-tangata took to wife the daughter of his uncle Aio-te-ki, called To-wheta-mai, by whom he had twenty-three children. These children peopled the world.



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