The personification of rocks and stones. The offspring of Hine-moana — shellfish and seaweed — were placed under his charge to be fed and reared. He and two others were appointed by Tāne to assemble and keep in order the offspring of Rakahore, Hine-moana, and Para-whenua-mea.
- Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, p. 155.