One of the Powers of The Air, Winds. He is a descendant of Te Mangu and Mahorahora-nui-a-Rangi through Toko-mua, the elder prop of heaven. He is the son of Ngana-nui and father of Ngana-ruru.
- Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 13.