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Ku-pulupulu: Ku-of-the-under-growth (pulupulu), fern down, used in tinder, fire-making; equated sometimes with Lata, ancestor of the menehune people; hence, with Ku-ka-ohi'a-laka, -ln-the-lehua-tree, god of the hula dance, and god in the haku-ohi'a image on the Ku heiau.

Ku-o-lono-wao: Ku-of-the-deep-forest (wao, uninhabited by human beings).

Ku-a-lana-wao, Ku-aela-na-wao: (Variant of Ku-o-lono-wao, one of the gods of the canoe)

Ku-ka-ohi1a-laka: Ku-of-the-ohi'a-laka tree (the lehua tree; see Ku-pulupulu, above).

Ku-ka-'ie'ie: Ku-of-the-wild-pandanus vine (Freycinetla scandens)

Ku-mauna: Ku-of-the-mountain.

Ku-holoholo-pali: Ku-sliding-down-steeps (God of canoe-hauling over cliffs).

Ku-pepeiao-loa/Ku-pepeiao-poko: Ku-of-long-ears/Ku-of-shortears; gods of the pepeiao or "ears" of the canoe interior, used as handles for hauling and later for sea supports.

Ku-pa'ai-ke'e: Ku-adzing-out-the-canoe (Ku-in-the-reversible adz).

b. Ku as god of husbandry; patronized by farmers.

Ku-ka-o'o: Ku-of-the-digging-stick.

Ku-kulia: Ku-of-dry-farming.

Ku-ke-olowalu: Ku-of-wet-farming.

Ku-'ula-uka: Ku-of-the-abundance-of-uplands.

c. Ku as god of fishing; patronized by fishermen.

Ku-'ula-kai: Ku-of-the-abundance-of-the-sea; "red" things in the sea symbolized "abundance" of the sea; sacred to Ku

d. Ku as god of war and sorcery; patronized by warriors/chiefs.

Ku-nui-akea: Ku-the-supreme-god.

Ku-ka'ili-moku: Ku-snatcher-of-land; war god of Hawaii, cared for by Liloa, handed down to 'Umi and inherited by Kamehameha from Ka-lani-opu'u; war god of the 'Uni-Kamehameha line of kings of the Mahi clan of Kohala-Hamakua district.

Ku-ke-oloewa: Ku-the-supporter, god of the Maui kings; captured by Kamehameha the Great.

Ku-ho'one'enu'u: Ku-pulling-together-the-earth; god of Pakaka temple of Oahu chiefs and their war god; captured by Kamehameha.

Ku-waha-ilo: Ku-maggot-mouth; god who received human sacrifices, symbolized as the tongue; kinolau bodies in whirlwind, earthquake, caterpillar, blood; mo'o reptile with "flashing eyes and thrusting tongue."

e. ku as god of healing/invoked with the goddess Hina in Ku and Hina worship.

Ku symbolizes the east point of the compass. Hina, as the moon, symbolizes the west.

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