One of the wives of Rangi, and by him the mother of Te Rā (the sun), and Te-ata-rapa (dawn), and Te-ata-i-mahina (twilight).
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 601.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:51.