A marine deity, the grandson of Tangaroa. In the house of Tonga-nui, located at the bottom of the sea, the fish-hook of Māui caught and held when he pulled up the dry land from the abyss.
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- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 532.