Rino-ia-nuku and Rino-ia-rangi were names given to the sparks of sacred fire produced by Kai-awa to purify his daughter Pō-nui-a-hine when she had gazed by accident upon the goblin dog.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 416.

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