"Incantations chanted at night." A personage of pre-diluvian times. He was baptized in the water by his grandparents, and smitten with leprosy. His skin was not like that of other men, but all white and leprous.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:169.