The mist or fog personified, a child of Toko-pā, one of the Props of Heaven. Haronga perceiving that there was no light for his daughter Marama, gave Te Kohu in marriage to Te Ika-roa, the Milky Way, and the stars (Nga Whetu) were born to give light for Marama.



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