"The snare." A descendant of Rangi and Papa-tū-a-nuku. He is the offspring of Tupua, and parent of Tū. He was among those of Rangi's descendants who were taken and lifted up to become eyes for heaven (i.e. stars), to adorn Rangi.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:49.