The daughter of the renowned chieftain Kupe. The big rolling waves of the West Coast were named after her, hence the proverb:
Tai-hau-auru i whakaturia e Kupe ki te Maro-whara.
- Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 84.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 448.