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Kāne Milohaʻi

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In Hawaiian mythology, Kāne-milo-hai is the brother of Kāmohoaliʻi, Pele, Kapo, Nāmaka and Hiʻiaka (among others) by Haumea.

He is a figure most prominently in the story of Pele's journey along the island chain to Hawaiʻi, and may be seen as a terrestrial counterpart to his brother, the shark-god Kāmohoaliʻi.[1]

The word kāne alone means "man", and Kāne is one of the four major Hawaiian deities along with Kanaloa, , and Lono. As a result, Kāne-milo-hai is occasionally confused with the latter.[2][self-published source?]


  1. ^ Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth From Hawaii. Nathaniel Bright Emerson. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Publishing, 1915.
  2. ^ "Polynesian Mythology — Hawaiʻi". Scribd.com. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2016-10-08.[self-published source]