Some ancient personage referred to in the mythical story of "Poutini and Whaiapu." She drove Ngahue out from his former dwelling-place, and in his wanderings he came to New Zealand, bringing with him his famous ika (fish), the greenstone Poutini.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 69.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 73.