The name of the pet whale of Tinirau, the Lord of Fishes. He lent it to the magician Kae, who returned to his native lands on its back. Once home, in stead of allowing the whale to return, Kae and his tribe killed and ate it. Tinirau had Kae killed for his deed.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 38.
  • Wohlers, J. F. H. (1875). "Mythology and Tradition of the Maori." New Zealand Institute, Transactions 7:3-53, p. 51.