A heavenly god, one of the Sky Powers, a son of Rangi-pōtiki and Hine-ahu-papa. He took to wife Tongo-tongo, and begat a son and a daughter, (the Sun) and Marama (the Moon). Haronga perceiving that there was no light for his daughter Marama, gave Te Kohu in marriage to Te Ika-roa, and the stars were born to provide light for her.



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