Pele, the volcano & fire goddess of Hawaii, is well-known around the world. Her bold and fiery nature appeals to the imagination.
However, in the Hawaiian pantheon, Pele is not in the top four.
Arguably the top of the pantheon is headed by Kane who is viewed in at least forty different aspects. Chief among his attributions are as the deity in charge of wild foods, jungles and forests, wood, medicine and leaves. We will look more closely at Kane in an upcoming post.
Also in the top four are:
Lono: god of agriculture and peace.
Ku: the god of war
Kanaloloa: god of oceans and mana
The indigenous Hawaiian belief system is both polythesistic and animistic. Deities and spirits can be found anywhere such as trees, animals, rainbows, islands and more. There is no limit to their ability to manifest.
As I said in a previous post there are hundreds of gods and goddesses in the Hawaiian pantheon. I will not be sharing all of them in a comprehensive study. If, however, there is one that you are particularly interested let me know and I’ll include them.
Along with the pantheon and Hawaiian cryptozoology, I will be sharing parts of historic Hawaiian life. As is the case in all cultures around the world, everything is interwoven.
Hope you enjoy the ride. ~ lisa