Tinirau is considered in some traditions to be the ancestor of all fish. In this illustration by Manu Smith, from the book Tinirau and his whale by Ron Bacon, Tinirau is riding his pet whale, Tutunui.
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Reference: Ron Bacon, Tinirau and his whale. Auckland: Waiatarua Publishing, 1995, pp. 2-3
Artwork by Manu Smith
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