In Cook Islands mythology, Vaitakere is the father-in-law of Tangaroa.[1] He discovered breadfruit in the mountains and his wife discovered the chestnut.[2]

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  1. ^ Brown, John Macmillan (1907). Maori and Polynesian: Their Origin, History, and Culture. Hutchinson & Co. pp. 100& 294. Vaitakere -wikipedia.
  2. ^ "The Ancestry of the Polynesians came to Java a — Century or two before our Era, and there — changed Rice for Breadfruit as their Staple". Victoria University of Wellington. p. 100. Retrieved 2020-08-03.