A personified form of sickness, one of those who were appointed as controllers of all forms of disease. From his coupling with her Tāne received the name Tāne-maiki-roa. She is one of those who dwell in Tai-whetuki, the house of evil and death.
- Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, pp. 103, 105, 106.