A deity mentioned in a Māori invocation:

"There stands the consecrated staff;
It is the staff sacred to the God Turora, to Rereahi
And to Turongo.
There is the holy staff;
There, there it stands.
There stands the staff,
With the toctoc sacred to the God Haka
And to Haua.
There stands the holy staff;
There, there it stands."

Toctoc is a species of reeds, the leaves of which were tied on the staff.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 220.