Gods of Hawaii. Many Gods and Mythology.
Good Works Hawaii is a organization that provides news and information services to the Hawaii locals, and does not have any content related to the gods and heroes of Hawaii. However, there are many resources available online and in books that can provide information on this topic.
One recommended book is “Hawaiian Mythology” by Martha Beckwith, which provides an in-depth look at the gods and heroes of Hawaii, as well as their stories and significance in Hawaiian culture. Other books that provide insight into Hawaiian mythology include “Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods” by W.D. Westervelt and “The Legends and Myths of Hawaii” by David Kalakaua.
In addition to books, there are several websites that provide information on Hawaiian mythology, such as the website of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu and the website of the Hawaiian Encyclopedia. These resources can provide a comprehensive overview of the gods and heroes of Hawaii, and their place in Hawaiian culture and history.
Hawaiian religion is polytheistic, meaning that there are many gods and goddesses, each with their own unique powers and responsibilities. Here are a few of the major gods and goddesses in Hawaiian mythology:
Pele: the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes. She is believed to live in the Halema’uma’u crater of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Kane: the god of creation and life. He is associated with the sky, the sun, and the sea, and is considered one of the most important gods in Hawaiian mythology.
Ku: the god of war and male fertility. He is often depicted as a warrior with a spear and is sometimes associated with agriculture and hunting.
Lono: the god of peace, agriculture, and fertility. He is associated with rain and is sometimes depicted as a man with a staff and a beard.
Kanaloa: the god of the ocean, squid, and magic. He is sometimes associated with darkness and is often depicted as a tentacled creature.
There are many other gods and goddesses in Hawaiian mythology, including Hina (the goddess of the moon), Maui (the demigod who created the Hawaiian islands), and Kukailimoku (the god of war and human sacrifice).