Hawaiian Gods and Goddesses Flashcards

Hawaiian mythology
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Akea
First Hawaiian king who founded a kingdom in the afterlife; son of Honau
Akua
Gods who created everything, and keeps everything working
Apukohai
Shark God of Kauai
Ha 'iaka
Sister of Pele
Hai
God of kapa making
Haulili
God of speech
Haumea
Daughter of Papa and Wakea; mother of Pele and Hi 'aika
Hiaka
Mountain God on Kauai
Hiiakawawahilani
Cloud holder
Hina
Great ancestral God of earth and heaven; daughter of Na' wahine and Kane; married to Ku
Hinakuluiau
Goddess of rain
Honua
Being that is the earth
Io
Unmanifest and infinite source of creation; also known as Keawe, Kela, and Iao
Before time began, I'o was. Io breathed forth Mana which pervades space equally and is in every living thing. Mana gives all living creatures the power to live and be alive. Io sent the Mana across the Po (the darkness), and created Kane, the creator, and creation began. Io later created Na' wahani.
Kalaipahoa
Goddess who harms trees
Kaluannuunohonionio
God of a temple's sacrificial house
Kamapua'a
Hog God
Kamohoali'i
Keeper of the water of life
Kamooalii
King Moho, the God of steam
Kanaloa
God of the ocean; son of Na' wahinie and Kane; married to Tapo
Kane
Creator; father of Hina, Kanola, Kapo, Ku, Laka and Lono; manifestation of Io; also known as Eli Eli
Kane-hekili
Spirit of thunder
Kapo
Goddess of the South Pacific; daughter of Na' wahine and Kane; married to Kanaloa
Keoahikamakaua
Child of war; spirit of lava fountains
Kapua
Divine tricksters.
Kapohoikahiola
Spirit of explosions
Keuakepo
God of rain and fire
Kiha
Goddess of Maui
Ki'i
First created man
Koleamoku
God of the art of healing
Ku
Great ancestral God of earth and heaven; architect and maker of war; married to Hina
Kuahana
God who kills men
Kukaoo
God of the husbandman
Kapua
Generic term for the demigods of Hawaii
Kaupe
Cannibal dog man
Kukailimoku
God of war
Ku
Eater of islands; personal God of King Hamehamea I; son of Na' wahini and Kane; married to Hina
Kuula
God of fishermen
Laamaomao
God of winds, lives on Molokai
Laka
Goddess of hula; daughter of Na' wahini and Kane; married to Lono
Lakakane
God of hula
Lie
Goddess of the mountains
Lono
God of learning and intellect; God of the freedom of the end of the year; son of Na' wahini and Kane; married to Laka
Lonomakua
Keeper of the sacred fire sticks
Mahulu
Names of Gods in Lono's temples
Manua
Supreme Sovereign of Po; the spirits of chiefs and priests live within him
Maui
Time shifter
Milu
Lord of the spirit world; son of Honau
Moaalii
Shark God of Molokai and Oahu
Mokuali
God of canoe makers
Mooaleo
Gnome who lives on Lanai
Na' wahini
Mother of Hina, Kanaloa, Kapo, Ku, Laka and Lono; wife of Kane; manifestation of Io; also known as Uli Uli
Ouli
God who could kill people if prayed to
Poliahu
Goddess of snowy Mauna Kea; rival to Pele
Papa
Mother of the earth; mother of Haumea and Honua
Pele
Goddess of the volcano; daughter of Haumea
Puea
God worshipped in darkness
Ukanipo
Shark God of Hawaii
Ulaulekeahi
God of distillers
Uli
God of sorcerers
Wakea
Father of the earth; father of Haumea and Honua
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