A younger brother of Māui who assisted him in his work. After death, his right eye became the star Taki-ara, the bright pole star. Taki went up to heaven by a path of spiders' webs.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 454.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 2:90.