A goddess of air, the producer of all sudden and unintelligible noises. She is also a goddess of music. Her name is invoked in the expiation of kanga, or "cursing." She is a daughter of Tāne, and the mother of Wheke.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 403.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, 1:Appendix.