"Heap up before heaven." A chief who was taken prisoner by Ue-nuku and his army after they had landed on Whena's land. Then Ue-nuku called the fog to settle on Rarotonga, to perplex Whena and his people. They paddled out to sea with their prisoner, and killed him, and cooked his heart, and put it into the calabash called Aotea-nui-o-maunga (great mountain of daylight).



  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 3:9.