A celebrated wizard. He and his friend Puarata possessed a magical Wooden Head (Puhi a Puarata), which slew hundreds of persons by the power of its enchantments. It was kept on Puke-tapu, the Sacred Mount. The talisman and the two sorcerers were destroyed by the powerful magician Hākawau.



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  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 498.