"Great year of Tara." A god who rules over the tides and who lived far away on the open ocean. He was an ancestor of Ue-nuku.
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- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 3:48.