"The scum of the water." A descendant of Rangi and Papa-tū-a-nuku, and a child of Wāwau, and parent of Para-koka. He was among those who were taken and lifted up to become eyes for heaven, to adorn Rangi.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:49.