The other offspring of Rangi are his Kahui-tahu (kahui, assembly; tahu, helper). They are Ka-tū (ka, will; tū, stand), Werohia (pierce), Whakairia (suspend, hang up), Tao-kai-maiki (tao, cook; kai, food; maiki, migrate), Taoitia-pae-kohu (taoitia, to cover with mist; pae, range of hills; kohu, fog), Tahua-tu (tahua, heap of food or property), Tahua-roa, Te Karanga-tu-hea (te karanga, the call; tuhea, scrub), Te-aka-rimu (te aka, the roots; rimu, moss or sea-weed), Te-whakatu-koroua (te whakatu, make to stand up; koroua, old man), Tahu (set on fire), Kokiri (dart out), Te-kopu-nui (te-kopu, stomach).
These are the only children of Rangi, who dragged mankind down to death, and are the first of the offspring of Rangi who persisted in evil. They brought confusion into the world of Hine-a-te-uira (hine, maiden; a-te-uira, of the lightning). From other children, the kahui-nui, came the evils that afflict humans.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:19, 40.
This article incorporates text from Ancient History of the Maori (1887) by John White, which is in the public domain.