In Polynesian myth, Makea-Tutara is the father of Maui, and chief of the underworld. When Maui's mother Taranga visited that place she presented Maui to his father. He predicted a great future for his son and dedicated him to the gods. In that solemn ceremony, he sprinkled water of his son's head, but in spite of all his incantations, he was unable to give Maui immortality. With sadness in his heart, he sent Maui back to his life in this world.