In the mythology
is a son of Miru
. A nocturnal dance dedicated to and named after him was practised, occasionally with the Tapairu
, Tau-Titi's sisters. As soon as the dawn arrives, the Tapairu returned to their home in Avaiki
- R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 33-34;
- W.W. Gill, Myths and Songs of the South Pacific (H.S. King: London, 1876), 256-7.