Queen of all the stars of the year, a star goddess, daughter of Pu-aka and Taku-rua. She will not associated with the other stars. When she appears in the east the people repeat incantations, weep, and welcome her.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:52.