A chief of Hawaiki, whose wife was insulted by Rua-whārō, but Tumu afterwards forgave him, and taught him the sacred incantations he needed for revenge against his enemies. This Rua-whārō was afterwards chief of the Takitūmu canoe.



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  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 3:43-47.