The illegitimate son of Manaia. He distinguished himself by killing the first man of the enemy (mataika) in the fighting which took place after his mother, Rongo-tiki, was insulted by Tū-penu and his party. His brother was Tū-ure-nui.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 140.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 114.

This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.