The guardian deity of the door where the kumara (sweet potatoes) were kept. He is a son of Rongo-ma-tāne.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 230.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, 1:Appendix.