A god who was worshiped in the temple at Wharekura. The blood of the sacrifices was offered to him. The body of the victim might be buried in the sacred place of Mua, or it might be eaten.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 257.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 9.

This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.