The wife of Whakaue-kaipapa, the ancestor of the Ngāti-whakaue tribe, and by him the mother of three sons, viz. Tawake-heimoa, Ngarara-nui, and Tūtea-iti. It was after the birth of her third son that she eloped with Tū-whare-toa, who had come to Rotorua as a stranger on a visit. From this affair sprang Tūtānekai, who was an illegitimate child. Afterwards she returned to her first husband and bore him another son, Kopako, and a daughter, Tupa. They all resided on the island of Mokoia.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1922). Polynesian Mythology. Londen: George Routledge & Sons, p. 173.