A son of Manaia. He was killed accidentally when the haumi of the canoe was being put on. His body was discovered through a god named Tū-parau-nui, who, in the shape of a fly, buzzed about the corpse.



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  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 2:187.