One of the supernatural beings, an ogre, that helped kill the hero Tāwhaki. He himself was slain by having hot stones thrown down his throat.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 369.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 3:2.