The daughter of the sky god Rangi, born after Rangi was wounded by Tangaroa. She was the last of Rangi's children; with Paea they came to an end, so she was named Paea, which signifies "closed." When the children of Rangi decided to separate their parents, they prepared ropes and when Rangi was sound asleep they rolled him over on the ropes, and Paea took him on her back.



  • Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, pp. 19, 20.