"Long earth." A heavenly being living in a place called Tamatea-kai-whakapua (the fair-faced son who folds up). His house was visited by the god Tāne after his journey to Rehua. In Nuku-roa's house Tāne found two females, called Tau-ao (sacred cloud) and Hine-ki-taha-rangi (daughter of the side of heaven), whose husbands had gone to procure rats for food. One of these women slept with Tāne; the other objected: but they cooked food for him.



  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:135-136.