One of the ancestors of the demigod Māui. He and Tāwhiri-mā-tea were called on by Māui to send down an abundant supply of water to quench the fire set by Mahuika after he had stolen from her the secret of making fire. Squalls and gales appeared, and Tawhiri-mā-tea sent heavy lasting rain, and the fire was quenched.
- Grey, Sir George. (1922). Polynesian Mythology. Londen: George Routledge & Sons, p. 34.