In the Tuamotu Rata cycle, Tahiti-tokerau was a water-nymph whom Vahi-vero marries. She was abducted by Puna, king of the underworld and rescued by her husband. They then become parents of Rata.

See alsoEdit


  • R.D. Craig, Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology (Greenwood Press: New York, 1989), 251;
  • J.F. Stimson, Tuamotuan Legends: Island of Anaa (Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Press, 1937), 96-100.