1. (personal name) supreme being - some tribes have a tradition of a supreme being, which may be a response to Christianity and this is one of a number of names for Io.
Nā ēnei ingoa katoa, e tauhere ana i ngā mea katoa i ngā rangi-tūhāhā, tae mai ki Te Muri-wai-hou, ki Rarohenga, i a Io anake. I konei ka kīia tētahi o ōna ingoa, ko Io-matua-te-kore (JPS 1923:2) / All things in the twelve heavens are bound together with Io, including Te Muri-wai-hou at Raro-henga. Here one of his names is said to be Io the parentless one.