"The sacred seyenty of Poaheni." A body of men spoken of in the legend of the Hīrauta migration as having journeyed along without taking food or fire. They were all found dead by the main body of the immigrating people, but were restored to life in a manner more remarkable for its miraculous effect than for its cleanliness.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 360.

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