Hawai>ian mythology = Hellenic mythology

+Haumea = +Eileithuia

While attended by the birth-goddess +Haumea, the woman +Mulei>ula was having her child-birth delayed. (p. 7)

While attended by the birth-goddess +Eileithuia, the woman +Alkmene was having her child-birth delayed (GM 118.e).

Kahuoi = Minos

Kahuoi owned a fishing-lure which was stolen undersea by Pu>olo-kalina (p. 9).

Minos owned a ring which was recovered undersea by Theseus (GM 98.j).

Makea = Odusseus

Makea was tied to a tree (p. 12).

Odusseus was tied to a mast (GM 170.r).

But he was rescued by +Kameha>ikana.

Thus he escaped doom, by the advice of +Kirke.

Kapuni = Tantalos

"Kapuni was leaping upward, touching a branch of a kukui tree, then falling back down again, leaping upward, touching a tip of a branch, and falling back down." (p. 19)

Tantalos reacheth unsuccessfully toward the diversely-fruited branch of the tree (GM 108.d).

Puapua-lenalena the hound (p. 21).

hound of Pandareos (GM 108.e).

Kakuhihewa = Phineus

The folk of Kakuhihewa were befouled by female birds (p. 23).

The food of Phineus was befouled by woman-headed female birds, the Harpuai (GM 150.j).

This was done in order to set free Papo>i, whom Kakuhihewa had fetched as prisoner to Wai-kiki (kiki "hair-knot").

Phineus was holding as prisoner Plex-ippos "knot horse[-hair?]", who was afterwards set free against the will of Phineus. http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/Phineus2.html

+Kelea = +Artemis

+Kelea accompanied accompanied the emissaries of Lo-lale king of Lihu>e (p. 46).

Artemis accompanied Orion (GM 41.c).

Afterwards she appeared, "naked", to Kalamakua at >ewa (p. 49).

She appeared, nude, to Aktaion (GM 22.i).

shark = wooden horse

ruse of caught shark filled with warriors was given to enemy as gift (p. 66)

ruse of wooden horse filled with warriors was given to enemy as gift (GM 167.c).

Ka-ulu = Daidalos

Pumaleo-lani the conch-trumpet (p. 93)

conch of Daidalos (GM 92.i)

flying of Hakuhaku-a-lani

flying of Ikaros (GM 92.e)

as pinao (dragonfly) Ha>olo-lani


to Moana-waikaio>o


Pa>ao = Lukaon

Pa>ao slew own son for the sake of food, as a test (pp. 3 & 98).

Lukaon slew own son Nuktimos as food, in order to test the deities (GM 38.b).

a connection with the Revelation of St. John the Divine:




Kapawa (p. 136) "morning star"

"morning star" (Rev. 22:16) = [perhaps] "the star Wormwood (apsinthos, absinthe, bitterness)" (Rev. 8:11). This "morning star" is the Redeemer of the Church (which is his betrothed Bride). The star Wormwood is fallen from heaven in the sense of having descended to earth as Savior & Redeemer.

at Rhodos, Kerkaphos (= engue "pawn, surety") abducted the woman Kud-ippe, who had been betrothed to Okridion -- leaving her in the praedicament of having to be redeemed from captivity by her betrothed. The name Okridion is derived from "acrid (bitter)".

Helei- (p. 137) "straddle"

sun-faced (Rev. 10:1) straddler of land & sea (Rev. 10:2) -- this is Vis.n.u, viz. the sun-headed god Vamana whose one footstep is on land and whose other footstep is in the sea -- cf. sun-god Phaethon (?brother of the Phaethousa mentioned in the Odyssey; her sister Lampetia being also called +Diox-ippe = ?+Kud-ippe)

colossus of Rhodos, straddling harbor, is supposed to be Aktis "ray of light"; and is likely to be connected with Corniculum ("little horn") of +Ocrisia (?sister of Okridion), lady-in-waiting of queen +Tanaquil (CDCM, p. 299) (?personification of the TNaK). {Qarin (divine soul-mate, <arabic term for the Zaratustrian guardian angel) is, literally, both "horn" and "ray of light".}

-manai- (p. 138) "needle"

[<ib.] ZRIqah "needle" may be cognate with [capital of Baktria] ZARI-aspa (-aspa "horse") on the river OKHos -- "camel through a needle's eye": camel gamal, cf. gmul "reward, recompense" filling cup (Rev. 18:6) mentioned with (John 18:11) scabbard ta<AR which is cognate with <ARLah "foreskin", that of Jesus Christ carried by camel to its shrine in France (as mentioned in LD)

Likumnios (likm- "winnow") was accidentally struck with a rod (as in praeliminary to winnowing) [bouncing off a horn of ox] by Tlepolemos = [Norse] Tjalfi, involuntary harmer [of goat]. Tlepolemos founded (CDCM, p. 442) the three cities otherwise said (CDCM, p. 179) to be the sons of +Kud-ippe (cf. OKHimos father of +Kud-ippe "praise horse"), tributary to the Oksos, confluent to the ARaL sea

>ai-kanaka (p. 139) "eater of humans" was nurtured at Maka-li>i- "eyen small"


[son of Likumnios was (CDCM, p. 310)] Oionos "carrion-eating bird (eater of the slain after battle)" [these start their eating at the eyen of corpse]

in relation to the Homeric "battle between the frogs and the mice":



Minyon (MN-EFI, pp. 48-50: quoted in PM, pp. 197-198)

Dhammai (MN-EFI, pp. 13-14: quoted in PM, p. 196)

Rhade` (C^ampa tribe in Viet-nam) world-ages (ShW, p. 6)

Helei- "straddle"

shrew which rode slimy multiple-armed animal (?octopus) through sea (EABS, pp. 452-462): quoted in PM, p. 226) = rat which rode octopus (MFT: quoted in PM, p. 335)

Rat's legs became crooked (p. 197)


1st "the earth was consumed by fire" {cf. world-conflagration occasioned by Phaethon}

Ka-ilo- (p. 138) "the maggot" [another name for -manai-]

[visionary?] earthworms seen by shaman

Earthworm (p. 198)

Worm which ate people

2nd "absence of life"

>aikanaka's wife +Lono-muku (one of her legs amputated by her huband, p. 139) in moon {[Chinese] 3-limbed (i.e., one limb amputated) goddess toad-goddess C^en-O in moon}


resucitation of woman +Bon (moon) who had been slain by Frog

frogs: Lujjuphu & +Jassuju

3rd Ae^ Dut the toad-spirit

Puna = [Tahitian] -huruhuru "hairy" (HM, p. 246)


hair-covered humans


Kahiko (p. 139) "Who divided ... the islands ... parceling out the land among families" (HM, p. 295)


Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau: Tales and Traditions of the People of Old. Translated from the Hawai>ian by Mary Kawena Pukui. Bishop Museum Pr, Honolulu, 1991.

[translation of Hawai>ian names from:-- Pukui & Elbert: Hawaiian Dictionary. U. of HI Pr, 1971.]

[translation of Hellenic names from:-- Liddell & Scott]

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths.

CDCM = Pierre Grimal: A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology.

HM = Martha Beckwith: Hawaiian Mythology. Yale U. Pr, 1940.

EABS = 18th ANN. REP., BUR. of AMER. ETHN. = E. W. Nelson: The Eskimo about Bering Strait. Washington (DC), 1899.

MFT = J. of AMER. F.L. 66 (1953): 221-223. William H. Davenport: "Marshallese Folklore Types."

MN-EFI = Verrier Elwin: Myths of the North-East Frontier of India. Calcutta, 1958.

PM = Barabara C. Sproul: Primal Myths. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979.

ShW = Gerald Cannon Hickey: Shattered World. U. of PA Pr, Philadelphia, 1993.

LD = The Lance of Destiny.