The personification of the south wind. She is a daughter of Whaitiri, and sister of Punga and Karihi. In some legends she is the wife of Huarotu, begetting first the girl Papumainono, then Karihi, then Tāwhaki.1
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- Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, p. 153.
- MacKenzie, Donald A. (1930). Myths from Melanesia and Indonesia. London: Gresham, p. 131.