was a famous warrior in the Tuamotuan
version of the Rata
cycle of Polynesian mythology
. His home was in the ocean. He married Pupura-to-te-tai
, the daughter of Puna
, king of the Underworld. When Rata met him, they had a contest of magic girdles that Rata won, claiming Pupura as his prize. He took her to his home, where she stayed while he continued his quest to avenge his father.
- R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 156;
- J.F. Stimson, Tuamotuan Legends: Island of Anaa (Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Press, 1937), 126-128.