"Pulled to the pit." One of the beings who are said to conduct the souls of the dead down the way called Tahekeroa, that leads to the underworld. He is an ancestor of Tāwhaki. See also Rua-kumea.



  • Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, p. 325.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:113.