"Window." The daughter of Tāwhaki and Hāpai. They had agreed that if it was a boy Hāpai would wash him, but if it was a girl Tāwhaki would wash her. And so he washed the child, but became annoyed with the odor of it. Hāpaia, seeing his disgust, wept, and went and stood on the carved figure at the gable end of his house. He attempted to catch her, but could not. She ascended with her infant daughter in her arms till lost to sight.



  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:114-115.