"The great expanse of Rangi." From the union of Te Mangu with Mahorahora-nui-a-Rangi came four children, the props of heaven: Toko-mua (elder prop), Toko-roto (middle prop), Toko-pā (last prop), and Rangi-pōtiki (child Rangi). She may be the same as Mahora-nui-atea.
- Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 12.