Kaukau, Kiwa, and Takaaho were appointed guardians of the ocean and dwell in the "house" Tahora-nui-atea, and ever guard the bounds of Hine-moana. The offspring of Kakau and Te Arawaru, cockles and other mollusks, were placed with Hine-one to be cared for by her.
- Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, pp. 105, 155.