A wife of Ue-nuku, and the mother of Ira. She committed adultery with Tu-mahunuku, and Tu-mahurangi. Ue-nuku killed her, cut out her heart, cooked it, and fed it to their son. This led to a feud with Tā-wheta, Taka-rita's brother.



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