In one Māori tradition, the father of Hine-raumati and Hine-takurua, the personifications of summer and winter respectively. His daughters both married , the Sun, and each stays with him one half of the year. During the time that Rā is with Hine-raumata, Hine-takurua abides with her father and produces fish.



  • Best, Eldson. (1899). "Notes on Maori Mythology." Journal of the Polynesian Society 8:93-121, p. 98.