An ancient chief, the ancestor of the Te Heukeu and the Ngāti-tuwharetoa tribe. He took away Rangi-uru, the wife of Whakaue-kaipapa, from her husband, and by her had a celebrated son, Tūtānekai. Rangi-uru afterwards returned to her husband.
- Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 146.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 569.
This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.