One of the gods who were brought to New Zealand by Kuiwai, her sister Haunga-roa, and three other women. The women were borne over the ocean only by the power of these gods. They landed at Tāwhiuwhiu on North Island.

The god was preserved at Mokoia, in Lake Rotorua.



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