The name of a certain sacred axe. It was called by this name after it had received its handle, lashings, etc. At the time Ngahue gave it to Rata it was called Te-Papa-ariari. This was the axe which Rata sharpened on the body of his sister, Hine-tū-a-hōanga.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 212.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:73.