from notes archived at Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Mana is associated with the gods and truth. 'Aitmana is a true prophecy, also the power of the gods. Chiefs had no mana.
'Aitu often said that they could not carry out the wishes of their people because the thing they asked them to do would infringe on the district of some other god or would be against a god who was more powerful than they. They had more mana.
Tagroa had the greatest amount of mana.