"Long-standing light." Te Ao-tu-roa is one of the Powers of Light, the son of Te Ao,1 or Te Atu,2 and father of Ao-marama. In another creation chant,3 he is a child of Ao-marama, and father of Kore-te-whiwhia.
- Shortland, Edward. (1856). Traditions and Superstitions of the New Zealanders. London: Longmans Green, p. 56.
- Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 12.
- White 1887, p. 18.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:24.