"Likeness spring forth." A member of the fourth-begotten family of Rangi and Papa, the progenitor of man. Tiki-au-aha was the first man, and was made by Tāne at Hawaiki. Io-wahine was the first woman. She also was made at Hawaiki by Tāne, and he determined that she should be the wife of Tiki-au-aha. They had two sons, Aio-te-ki, Aio-te-rea, and four daughters, among whom Wehe-wehea and Whaka-tara.



  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:142, 158, 165.

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