A certain supernatural being to whom incantations were addressed in time of plague and epidemic sickness. The incantation to Tapatapa followed that to Mihimihitea.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 470.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:40.