The mother of the winds and storms, the first1 or second2 wife of Rangi. Their firstborn child is the wind god Ha-nui-o-rangi. She is a daughter of Te-more-tu, and younger sister of Tangaroa. She is also mentioned as the mother of Tāwhiri-mā-tea.

The second family of Rangi by Poko-harua-te-pō were the multitude of the Tahu (rites and incantations of offerings and propitiations).



  1. White 1887, p. 1:17.
  2. ibid., p 1:43.


  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 349.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:24, 29.