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In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Hawaii), Lono (or Lono-i-ka-makahiki) is a fertility and music god who descended to Earth on a rainbow to marry Laka. In agricultural and planting traditions, Lono was identified with the rain. Polynesia is a triangle of islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... Earth, also known as Terra, and Tellus mostly in the 19th century, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. ... A rainbow arches over Florida. ... In Polynesian mythology (specifically Hawaii), Laka is a fertility goddess of music, dance, rain, and the patron goddess of hula-dancers. ...


He was one of the four gods (with Ku, Kane, and his twin brother Kanaloa) who existed before the world was created. Lono was also the god of peace. In his honor, the great annual festival of the Makahiki was held. During this period (from October through February), war was kapu. In Polynesian mythology, Tu Matauenga (also called Tu, Maru (Maori) and Ku (Hawaii)) is the god of war, envy and hatred who devoured his children and fought with the gods (particularly Tawhiri). ... In Polynesian mythology, Kāne could refer to Kane Milohai, father of Pele, or Tane, the god of forests and light. ... In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Samoa), Tangaroa (or Tagaloa) is the sea god, a son of Rangi and Papa, whom he forcibly separated from each other. ... The Makahiki season was the Hawaiian Thanksgiving, in honor of the god Lono. ... KAAPU Kaapu or kapu means protector and usually it is taken to be protector of a village or region. ...


Lono eventually left Hawaii and promised to return on a floating island. The Hawaiians believed that Captain James Cook was Lono returned and indeed this fact may have ultimately contributed to Cook's death (see James Cook - Third voyage (1776-1779)). Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance, c. ... James Cook, portrait by Nathaniel Dance, c. ...


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In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Hawaii), Lono (or Lono-i-ka-makahiki) is a fertility and music god who descended to Earth on a rainbow to marry Laka.
In agricultural and planting traditions, Lono was identified with the rain.
Lono eventually left Hawaii and promised to return on a floating island.
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