The name of a constellation. It was painted or fastened by the god Tāne upon his father Rangi after the rending apart of Heaven and Earth: Ka whakamarokia te Ika o te Rangi, ka pakaina Panakoteao.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 310.
  • Wohlers, J. F. H. (1875). "Mythology and Tradition of the Maori." New Zealand Institute, Transactions 7:3-53, p. 33.

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