"Arouse the expanse." A star god who presided over the winter and who guided the priests and chiefs in their discussions. He was one of the stars fastened by Tāne on the breast of his father Rangi to make him look more beautiful.



  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:15, 137, 149.