All phases and forms of wind, snow, ice, etc. are the offspring of Hutu-te-arangi, and of Tāwhiri-mā-tea. This Huru was taken to wife by two beings, and produced all the Wind Children, the Snow Children, and the Frost Children. The first of them was Te Iho-rangi, by whom she is the mother of twelve children, who personify different forms of snow, ice, frost, and hail. She then mated with Tonga-nui-kaea and had Parawera-nui, who mated with Tāwhiri-mā-tea and gave birth to the Wind Children.



  • Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, p. 152.