The remnants of hard coral native to the region are providing fresh insights into one of the most important periods in the history of pre-contact Hawaii.
In the video below, it explains how hard coral placed as offerings to various Hawaiian gods could show insight about what tribes and groups were reigning during specific periods.
Polynesian narrative or mythology is the oral traditions of the people of Polynesia, a grouping of Central and South Pacific Ocean island archipelagos in the Polynesian triangle together with the scattered cultures known as the Polynesian outliers.
Polynesians speak languages that descend from a language reconstructed as Proto-Polynesianthat was probably spoken in the Tonga – Samoa area around 1000 BC.
In Hawaiian mythology, Kāne is considered the highest of the four major Hawaiian deities, along with Kanaloa, Kū, and Lono. He represented the god of procreation and was worshipped as ancestor of chiefs and commoners. Kāne is the creator and gives life associated with dawn, sun and sky. No human sacrifice or laborious ritual was needed in the worship of Kāne.