One of the Powers of The Air, Winds. He is a descendant of Te Mangu and Mahorahora-nui-a-rangi through Toko-mua, the elder prop of heaven. He is the son of Tū-āwhio-nuku and father of Paroro-tea.
- Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 13.