"Like as." A personage living before the Deluge. He was a preacher of good to the evil race. He first preached to Ha-rutu and his people; but they did not hearken to the teachings of Whena, nor would Ha-rutu listen to his words. Whena therefore called, and said, "I will soon bring confusion on you." He drew aside the power that restrained evil falling on them. Death came on that obstinate people, and God killed all that unbelieving race.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:167.
This article incorporates text from Ancient History of the Maori (1887) by John White, which is in the public domain.