The son of Hine-raumati and Rā, the Sun. The shimmering appearance of heated air in midsummer is called "The Dancing of Tāne-rore," and when it was first seen, they said Kua tu te haka a Tāne-rore, "the dancing of Tāne-rore has commenced." It is personified in Pare-arohi.
- Best, Eldson. (1899). "Notes on Maori Mythology." Journal of the Polynesian Society 8:93-121, p. 98.
- Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, p. 111.