"Foaming wave that passed on one side." The violent south and southwest gales, governed by Tāwhiri-mā-tea and Tiu. He is a son of Ha-koua-tipu, and father of Tu-mai-rongo (fame made known).

From Tu-mai-rongo sprang Te-ope-rua-rangi (the company of the pit of heaven), from whom came Raro-tonga (lower south), who produced the Kohu (mist) and Karue (Ngarue) (shaking), who was father of Mao-po (rain cleared at night), whose offspring, Pu-nui-o-tonga (great origin of the south), produced Raka(Ranga)-mao-mao (shoal of mackerel), the father of Awhiowhio (whirlwind), who begat Pu-maara-kai (great plantation of food), who begat Oko- oko-rau (fondling the multitude), who begat Wawahi-whare (housebreaker), who made his appearance at the Rara-tau- karere-o-mati-te-rangi (screaming messengers of the dry branch from heaven), at Te Uhi-a-kama (the quick covering), and at Huka-huka-te-rangi (thrums or shreds of heaven), where Maka- kai(kei)-waho (cast outside) and Apa-ara-ki-ihi-ra (company rising to the rays of the sun) were living. Apa-ara-ki-ihi-ra was father of Tapu-tapu-atea (unencumbered feet) and Mahere-tu- ki-te-rangi (conciliating offspring standing in heaven). These last two are great lords of the heavens.



  • Andersen, Johannes C. (1928). Myths and Legends of the Polynesians. London: George G. Harrap, p. 375.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:18, 24, 28.

This article incorporates text from Ancient History of the Maori (1887) by John White, which is in the public domain.