"The great coo of the bird." The mother or tutelary deity of the totara tree (a coniferous tree endemic to New Zealand). She was one of the trees planted, head downwards, by Tāne. Raki (Rangi) had little to do with them, though they were his children.



  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:27.