A woman dwelling among the sea fairies. She informed Rua-pupuke that his son had been made a tekoteko (carved gable ornament) on Tangaroa's house, and also told Rua how to slay the sea fairies, for whom she was doorkeeper (as was Tāwhaki's mother for the Ponaturi), and the sea fairies died from the admission of light to their dwelling, as the Ponaturi died.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 71.

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