Posted by: kauaikolea2 | June 18, 2011

Hawaiian Gods of the Myths and Legends


Hawaiian Gods of the Myths and Legends

This is only a partial list of the many Hawaiian Gods. The islands are full of stories and legacies. Many locals still believe in their existence. To this they are revered and respected by many.

Kane: Father of living creatures. Kane is identified with the sun, fresh water and the forest.

Ku: God of war. Human sacrifices were made to Kane in ancient times.

Kaneloa: Ruler of the land of departed spirits.

Lono: God of growing things, rain, harvest, peace and sports.

Pele: Goddess of the volcanoes.

Hina: Goddess of women’s work.

Laka: Goddess of the hula.

Kuula: God of fishermen.

Papa: Fertility goddess.

Kanaloa: God of death, darkness and the ocean.

Poliahu: Goddess of the snow of Mauna Kea. The rival of Pele.

Here are some legends to wet your appetite of Hawaiian myths and legends:

  • The Legend of the Menehune
  • The Legend of the Night Marchers
  • The Legend of Nanaue the Shark Man
  • The Legend of Kamalo and the Shark God
  • The Legend of Kaena Point
  • The Legend of the Ghost Sisters of Hilo Hills
  • The Legend of Puna and the Dragon Goddess
  • The Legend of Punahou
  • The legend of greedy chief Hala’ea
  • The Legend of Keanahaki and the Fish
  • The Legend of the Hog God
  • The Legend of the Man-Eating Spirits of Niihau

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