A god of the winds, the son of Te Pu-nui-o-tonga, and father of Āwhiowhio. In some areas he is the father of the winds and storms and of months of the year. The south wind is called Te Pōtiki-a-Rangamaomao, the child of Rangamaomao. He is also mentioned as a god of the south.1



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