The name of a battle fought in Hawaiki between Ue-nuku and Heta. It also the name of a battle fought in Hawaiki in which Manaia was victorious,1 as well as a battle in Rarotonga.2 In this combat Ue-nuku defeated Whena. In the midst of the mist called up by the spells of Ue-nuku, the men of Tawheta fought against and killed each other.



  1. Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 122.
  2. White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G, Disbury, p. 3:9.


  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 400.

This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.