The Gleaming One, a personification of light. He is said to have had two wives, Moe-ahuru and Hine-turama, the first of whom gave birth to "the red sun" and "the waxing moon," while the later produced the stars. He is one of the seventy sons of Papa and Rangi. In one version he is the son of Whiro.

In the struggle between the forces of Light and Darkness, Uru at first sided with Whiro, but, in later times, sided with Tāne.

Uru-te-ngangana, Roiho, and Roake were appointed guardians of realms celestial, of the heavenly bodies.



  • Best, Elsdon. (1924). The Maori. Wellington: Harry H. Tombs, pp. 95, 97, 105, 110.