"Garments of those driven into cold space." A deity who guarded and sustained the Māori in their migration from Hawaiki to New Zealand, aided by Tū-hina-pō. They were sea gods and therefore seaweed was the offering presented and laid before them.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:40.