The Polynesian god of winds and storms, the smiter of trees, the lasher of waves. Nothing is safe from his, he blows away whatever his dislikes. He is a son of Papa and Rangi. He sided with his father against his brothers and sister who, trapped in the womb, wished to slay their parents in order to escape. The fierce god Tu Matauenga fought against Tawhiri but could not defeat him. They are now eternal enemies.