Long ago in Hawaii, from fire ejecting volcanoes as well powerful plunging surf, ancient Hawaiians filled their incredible land as well as their past with tiki gods. Ancient oracles of Hawaiian kahunas perched on volcano cliffs, carved wooden tikis peering with the jungle, mystic caves along the coast and great tiki god temples of sacrifice were situated amongst the Hawaiian tiki communities and also islands. They were adored through human sacrifice, chants (for fatality, love or wealth), petitions, browsing and also lava sledding (a sign of dedication whereby Hawaiians sled down a volcano accelerating to 50mph!).
Ku - Ancient Tiki God of War
In Hawaiian mythology Ku is among the four excellent gods together with the various other 3 old tiki gods, Kanaloa, Kane and also Lono. He was the other half of the siren Hina, suggesting a complementary dualism as words "ku" in the Hawaiian language means "standing up" while one significance of "hina" is "collapsed." Ku is worshiped under several names, one of them is Ku-ka-ili-moku, the "Seizer of Land" (a feather-god, the guardian of Kamehameha). Habits included human sacrifice, which was not part of the praise of the gods. Ku, Kane as well as Lono created light to radiate in after the world. They are uncreated gods which have existed from eternity.
Lono - Ancient Tiki God of Fertility and also Peace
In ancient Hawaii, Lono is a fertility as well as songs god which descended to planet on a rainbow to wed Laka. in agricultural and planting traditions, Lono was identified with rain and also meals plants. He was one of the four gods (Ku, Kane and his double sibling, Kanaloa) which already existed prior to the world being created. Lono was also the god of peace. In his honor, the fantastic annual celebration of the Mahahiki was held. Throughout the duration (from October through February), all unneeded job as well as war was a "kapu" (taboo). This is also the period of tax obligations, olympic like games as well as when principals regrouped their forces (to arranged projects ironically).
Kane - Ancient Tiki God of Light and Life
Kane Milohai, the papa of tiki gods Ka-moho-ali'i, Pele (which was exiled to Hawaii), Kapo, Namaka as well as Hi'iaka by Haumea. He created the sky, earth as well as top paradise and also offered Kumu-Honua the yard. He had a small seashell that, when put on the ocean's surges, turned into a significant sailboat. The individual of the boat had just to state his location and the watercraft took him there. In agricultural as well as growing practices, Kane was related to the sunlight. The word "Kane" alone means "man". As an innovative force, Kane was the heavenly father of all men. As he was the father of all living factors, he was a sign of life in attributes. He was conversely known as Kane-Hekili ("thunderer" or "lightning breaking through the sky") or Kane-Hoalani.
Kanaloa - Ancient Tiki God of the Sea
Kanaloa is among the four fantastic gods in ancient Hawaii. He is the regional form of a Polynesian divine being normally associated with the sea. Roughly comparable divine beings are called "Tangaroa" in New Zealand, "Tagaloa" in Samoa as well as "Ta'aroa" in Tahiti. In the practices of Ancient Hawaii, Kanaloa is stood for by the squid, and also is usually connected with Kane in chants as well as legends where they are portrayed as complementary powers. Kane was called upon during the building of a canoe, Kanaloa during the sailing of it; Kane controlled the northern side of the ecliptic, Kanaloa the southern; Kanaloa points to covert springs, and also Kane then water faucets them out. By doing this, they stand for a magnificent duality of crazy as well as taming forces like those noted in Indo-European chief god-pairs like Odin-Tyr and Mitra-Varuna, and also like the preferred yin-yang of Chinese Taoism. Analyses of Kanaloa as a god of evil opposing the great Kane (a result that defies their coupled conjurations and also discussed devotees in Ancient Hawaii) is most likely the result of European missionary initiatives to modify the 4 major divinities of Hawaii in the image of the Christian Trinity plus Satan.