A god brought from Hawaiki to New Zealand. This deity helped, together with Maru and Rongo-mai, to support Haunga-roa to her uncle Ngātoro-i-rangi, when she was messenger for her mother Kuiwai, to tell Ngātoro of Manaia's curse upon him.

The gods (or images of them) were afterwards given to Ngātoro.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 104.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 47.

This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.