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List of Gods   : "Hawaii"

NameOriginDescription
"Alii Menehune" Hawaii Chief of the Little People. His favorite food is the mai'a (banana) Hawaii
God name "Haikili" Hawaii The god of thunder.Hawaii Polynesian
Goddess name "Hakea" Polynesian, Hawaii Goddess of the underworld. Her role was generally shared with the chthonic goddess Miru....
Goddess name "Haumea" Hawaii A goddess of fertility and childbirth. With Kane Milohai, she is the mother of Pele, Ka-moho-ali'i, Namaka, Pere, Kapo and Hi'iaka. She was a powerful sorceress and gave birth to many creatures; some after turning herself into a young woman to marry her children and grandchildren. She was finally killed by Kaulu. Hawaii
Goddess name "Haumea" Hawaiian Mother goddess. ] She is the daughter of PAPATUANUKU, the primordial earth mother, and is revered by many people of Polynesia and by the Maori of New Zealand. Her more notable children include PELE, the volcano goddess of Hawaii, and HI'AIKA, the goddess of the dance. As a deity responsible for birth, Haumea possesses a magical wand that she used at the time of creation to engender fruit trees and fish. From time to time she uses it to replenish stocks. Mythology also identifies her as a heroine who saved herself and her consort from enemies at the time of creation by hiding in a breadfruit tree and fending off the attackers with poisonous sap and wood splinters....
Goddess name "Hi'aika" Hawaiian Goddess. The daughter of HAUMEA and younger sister of PELE, the volcano goddess, Hi'aika is the mistress of the dance and especially of the hula. Separate traditions identify her with LAKA, the god of the hula and the son of KANE, the god of light; and with a goddess, Na Wahine, the daughter of the primordial creator principle KEAWE. The hula was designed to give a formalized structure to the enactment of myths and among the favorite topics is the romance between Pele and the hero Lohiau. According to mythology Hi'aika was entrusted with a mission to find Lohiau on Pele's behalf and to bring him back to her, a mission that subsequently enflamed the jealousy of Pele over her sister's developing relationship with Lohiau, and brought about his death in Pele's fiery lava....
Goddess name "Hi'iaka" Hawaii The patron goddess of Hawaiii and the hula dancers, and lived in a sacred grove where she spent her days dancing with the Forest spirits.
Goddess name "Hina" Hawaii A moon goddess and the mother of Maui, whom she once asked to slow down the Sun so days would last longer. A dual goddess, portrayed with two heads symbolizing day and night. She was a guardian of the underworld and patron of artisans and craftsmen. Hawaii
Goddess name "Ka Ahu Pahay" Hawaii Goddess of the ocean Hawaii
God name "Kanaloa" Hawaii God of the ocean Hawaii
God name "Kane" Hawaii God of fertility and fresh water Hawaii
God name "Kane" Polynesian / Hawaii God of light. A sky god comparable with the more widely known Polynesian deity ATEA. Considered to be part of a primordial trinity with KU (stability) and LONO (sound).See also TANE(MAHUTA)....
Goddess name "Kanikanihia" Hawaii Goddess of love Hawaii
Goddess name "Kapo" Hawaii Goddess of abortions, fertility, childbirth and midwives Hawaii
Goddess name "Keawe" Hawaiian Creator god. An androgynous though apparently male principle or monad, he lived once in the dark empty abyss of Po. There, Keawe transformed primordial chaos into an orderly cosmos. He fashioned the sky from the lid of his calabash (a water-carrying gourd) and the Sun from an orange disc formerly kept inside the calabash. Keawe's first son was KANE, the god of light, and his daughter was Na Wahine, both created through his own powers of conception. He subsequently entered into an incestuous relationship with Na Wahine to father the chief pantheon of Hawaiian gods and goddesses, including most notably KU, LONO and Kanaloa, who became known, collectively, as the tripartite god....
Goddess name "Kihe Wahine" Hawaii Kindly goddess of demons, who from the the goodness of her heart is also a goddess of lizards Hawaii
God name "Ku" Hawaii God of power, war and warriors Hawaii
Deity name "Ku" Polynesian / Hawaii Primordial being. An aspect of a tripartite deity which also includes KANE, the light, and LONO, sound. They existed in chaos and darkness, which they broke into pieces to allow the light to come in....
Goddess name "Laka" Hawaii Goddess of the wild plants which grow in the Forest. Very fond of singing and dancing. Hawaii
Goddess name "Laka" Polynesian / Hawaii Goddess of dancing. A minor deity who is nonetheless greatly revered by islanders in a hedonistic cult of song, dance and sexual liberality....
God name "Lono" Hawaii Primordial god of Agriculture, peace, Rain, clouds and the sky Hawaii
God name "Lono (sound)" Polynesian / Hawaii Primordial being. An aspect of a tripartite god which also includes KANE, the light, and KU, stability. They first existed in chaos and night which they broke into pieces, allowing light to come in. Also Ono (Marquesas Islands)....
God name "Paka'a" Hawaii God of the wind and the inventor of the sail. Hawaii
Goddess name "Pele" Hawaii A goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence. Hawaii
Goddess name "Pele" Polynesian / Hawaii Volcano goddess. According to tradition she arrived in Hawaii in a canoe, having sailed from Tahiti. She may derive locally from the more familiar Polynesian moon goddess, HINA, since one of her alternative names is Hina-Ai-Malama (Hina who devours the moon)....
Goddess name "Ruamoko" Polynesian / Maori God of volcanoes and earthquakes. According to tradition, Ruamoko is the youngest son of RANGINUI and PAPATUANUXU and is possessed by a formidable temper. When his older siblings set about separating the prime parents from their eternal lovemaking in order to allow light into the space between sky and earth, he was enraged and his boisterous tantrum became revealed in the violence of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Ruamoko is of less importance than PELE, the chief volcano goddess of Polynesia, who is revered mainly in Hawaii....
Deities name "Tangaroa" Polynesian / including Maori Sea and creator god. The deity responsible for the oceans (moana) and the fish (ika) within them. In Hawaiian belief he was the primordial being who took the form of a bird and laid an egg on the surface of the primeval waters which, when it broke, formed the earth and sky. He then engendered the god of light, ATEA (cf. TANE). According to Tahitian legend, he fashioned the world inside a gigantic mussel shell. In a separate tradition Tangaroa went fishing and hauled the Tongan group of islands from the depths of the ocean on a hook and line. He is the progenitor of mankind (as distinct from TUMATAUENGA who has authority over mankind). His son Pili married SINA, the tropic bird and they produced five children from whom the rest of the Polynesian race was born. In Maori culture Tangaroa, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems which are depictions of ancestors....
God name "Ukupanipo" Hawaii A shark god who controls the amount of fish close enough for the fisherman to catch. He occasionally adopted a human child who gains the power to transform into a shark. Hawaii