A deity whose name occurs, as instigator of evil, in ancient propitiatory rituals. His offspring is whatever is unjust, death; more particularly calamitous death, which causes extinction of mankind, foods, goods, histories, rituals, and all such like, which concerned man. These he delighted to destroy.
- Hare Hongi. (1907). "A Maori Cosmogony." Journal of the Polynesian Society 16:109-119.