"Dry scum of water." A descendant of Rangi and Papa-tū-a-nuku, and a child of Te-para-ku-wai, and parent of Te-pora-pora. He was among those of Rangi's descendants who were taken and lifted up to become eyes for heaven, to adorn Rangi, and from them came the first glimmer of light.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:49.