Hawaiian Gods: Lono

20 04 2011

The Hawaiian God Lono is associated with fertility, agriculture, rainfall, music, peace, keeper of the sacred fire. He is one of the most beloved Hawaiian Gods and who was said to have descended to earth on a rainbow to marry Laka. Householders often made offers to Lono as did farmers who dedicated their first harvests to him. In his honor, the great annual festival of the Makahiki was held.

In the days of Kamehameha the Lono order of priests set up heiaus to pray for rain, abundant crops, or to escape from sickness or trouble.

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