A goddess of the early period, and one of the wives of Rangi (Raki). She bore him several sky spirits, viz. Tama-i-waho, Tama-rau-tu, Tama-i-a-rangi, Tama-nui-a-rangi, Tama-he-rangi, Te-rangi-whaka-ipuipu, and Rangi-whangaka. These children remained above.
Hekeheke, "descend;" i-papa, "at the world."
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 61.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:19-20.