A divine ancestress of the god Tāne. He took her as wife, by as she only brought forth harakeke flax, Tāne left her in anger. Tāne had a great many other wives at his mother's bidding, but none of them pleased him. After Pakoti, Papa told him to go to the beach at Kura-waka, to make a man out of sand.



  • Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 21.