"Leaning over in the shade." One of the wives of Rangi (Raki). He was by her the father of Taku-waka-hara (ceremony to avert evil), who begat Taku-rangi (ceremony to heaven), who begat Kahika (the ancient).

Tau-whare-kioko is also mentioned as the personified form, or mother, of all tree ferns, who was impregnated by Tāne.1



  1. Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington, N. Z.: Harry H. Tombs, pp. 114, 176.


  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:21.