H: Hi’iaka

H: Hi'iaka

Hi’iaka is the Hawaiian goddess of ferns and the inventor of hula. She is also known as Hi’iaka-i-ka-poli-o-Pele, Hi’iaka in the bosom of Pele. This is because she came to the Hawaiian islands inside of an egg carried and incubated in the bosom of her older sister Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. Hi’iaka later braved the underworld to bring back the beloved of her sister Pele, only to end up taking him as a lover. This ended poorly. Of the many things that one can do, one cannot steal the goddess of fire’s boyfriend.