A personification of clouds. He and his siblings were brought forth by Tāwhiri-mā-tea to punish his brothers, who had rent apart their parents, Rangi and Papa.
In one genealogy,1 Ao-nui is one of the Powers of the Heavens, a descendant of Toko-roto. He is the son of Rangi-whekere and father of Ao-roa.
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Article created on Tuesday, July 18, 2006.