"Lonely Gentle Woman." The first woman in Māori legends. She is a daughter of and Rikoriko, or Ārohirohi. Also said to have been moulded by the latter using Paoro (Echo) and the Warmth of the Sun.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 136, 341.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:Appendix.