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"You are mistaken, Nuju ... All of life is a journey, and the journey is not about how high you climb or how far you walk. It is about what you learn on the way, and how you choose to use that knowledge."
— Ihu, Maze of Shadows

Occupation Scholar
Kanohi Unknown
Status Revived[1]
Location Red Star[1]
Pronunciation EEE-hoo[2]

Ihu is a Ko-Matoran native to Metru Nui.


Ihu lived in Ko-Metru, where he worked in a Knowledge Tower as a Scholar and Seer. Ihu recruited Nuju to become a Scholar, and became a close friend and mentor to him.[3] Ihu was killed when Nui-Rama attacked the Chute he was riding.[2]

Like all deceased beings, Ihu was revived in the Red Star, and was meant to be returned to the Matoran Universe so that he could continue his work.[1] However, since the Red Star had malfunctioned, Ihu was not returned to the Matoran Universe and instead remained in the Star.[4]


When Toa Metru Nuju first traveled to the island of Mata Nui, he named the large snow-covered mountain in the middle of the island Mount Ihu, in honor of his late mentor.[5]

Abilities and Traits

Ihu was said to be extremely wise and well-learned in the ways of reading prophecies and the future.[3]

Like all Ko-Matoran, Ihu is more resistant to cold than other types of Matoran.






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 10850907. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ihu." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 48.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Maze of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 6, p. 10.
  4. BZPower: Red Star Revelations, 17 October 2012
  5. Maze of Shadows. BIONICLE Adventures 6, p. 11.