A god of the wind, son of Tāwhiri-mā-tea with whom he ruled the northwest wind. They were the chief wind gods. Another tradition says that Tiu was brother of Tangaroa and Tāwhiri-mā-tea, and that their sister, Poko-harua-te-pō, was the first wife of Rangi.

Tiu's daughter was Hine-i-tapapa-uta.



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  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:24, 28.