"Tāne who kneels." A son of Rangi-pōtiki, begotten after he had been wounded by Tangaroa. He was so-called because Rangi could now bent his knees.
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- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:23.