The daughter of Tāne and Hine-a-tauira. It was on account of the birth of this child that Hine fled down to the underworld, and became the cause of death among mortals (see Hine-nui-te-pō). Tāne charished his daughter, and when she grew up he gave her to Tiki to be his wife. Their first-born child was Tiki-te-po-mua.



  • Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 23.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 72-73.