The Creation story for Hawaiians uses
terminology and geography that is
specific to the Hawaiian islands.
The gods and goddesses of creation
were apart of the nature.
Such as the wind, the sky, the water,
and the islands themselves.
This makes creation stories in Polynesian
culture very personalized per their region.
1.Kane: God of living creatures
The Pantheon of Hawaiian Gods & Goddesses
2.Ku: God of war
3.Kanaloa: God of the underworld
4.Lono: God of agriculture
5.Pele: Goddess of volcanoes
6.Hina: Goddess of the moon
7.Laka: Goddess of the hula
8.Kuula: God of fishermen
9.Papa: Goddess of fertility
10.Poliahu: Goddess of snow
The locations of the stories that take place in Hawaiian mythology
are actual places that can still be visited today.
They have stories about their people leaving Tahiti.
Tahiti is referenced as the lost islands or islands hidden by the gods.
This can be corroborated with historical facts about the voyagers who left Polynesia.
Kane and Kanaloa lived on Oahu.
Menehune (magical little people)dug tunnels on Kauai.
The night marchers (ghostly warriors)are on Oahu.
Group A: Greek Mythology
Group B: Hawaiian Mythology
Pick a God or Goddess
and talk to 2 classmates as if you were them.
Write one full page in your journal.
Compare and contrast one popular mythology to one that is not as well known.