An ancient sorcerer who lived upon the river Waikato. He could not go abroad in the sunshine, for if his shadow fell upon any place not protected from his magic, it at once became tapu, and all the plants there withered. He was slain by the incantations of a more powerful sorcerer, named Tāmure, of Kāwhia. Kiki passed his craft down to his descendants, hence the proverb "The offspring of Kiki wither shrubs."



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, pp. 168 ff.