"He-that-buzzes-in-the-sky." A spirit in the shape of a fly, sent by the parents of Hatupatu to find out their son's abode. The spirit found Hatupatu's corpse, having been murdered by his brothers Hanui and Haroa. Tamumu brought the boy back to life.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 116.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 460.