A divine ancestress of Tāne. She supplied the necessary parts (huruhuru) for the creation of the first human being at Kura-waka (see Tiki).
- Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 22.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 374.