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f. Ku as god of sorcery.

Ku-koa'e: Ku-tropic-bird; the Ku-koa'e shrine was erected by a chief for the deification into an aumakua after death; also for circumcision rites for young chiefs.

g. Ku of bird-catching; patronized by bird-snarers.

Ku-huluhulu-raanu: Ku-birdfeathers; god of bird-snarers, bird-limers, and all who did featherwork.

h. Ku gods as chiefs' gods:

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Ku-maka-iki: Ku-small-eyes

Ku-maka-nui: Ku-big-eyes

Ku-makela Ku-maka'aka'a

Ku-holoholo-kaua: Ku-run-wars

Ku-koa: Ku-warrior/courage

Ku-nui-akea: Ku-of-wide-expanse (the highest form and rank of Ku as war god)

Ku-ka'ili'moku: Ku-snatcher-of-land

Ku-waha-ilo-o-ka-puni: Ku-maggot-mouth-of-overcoming

i. Ku symbolization summary:

1) Fibrous pulupulu of fern, used in fire-making and for stuffing mummified corpses; pulupulu, as of coconut sennit, for rope and cordage to wind adz blade to handle (a form of Ku), and for lashing canoe parts and house timbers.
2) 'Ie'ie pandanus vine, used as rope for tying the tops of the felled trees and for girdling the tree before cutting; red spathe of the flower is a phallic symbolof Ku as male god.
3) The adz, as used in sacred ceremonies on the Ku temple and for cutting wood and adzing out canoes; the primary "tool" form of Ku as used by carpenters.
4) Coconut tree as proceeding out of the head of the eel, a form of Ku, related to the caterpillar (Kumuhea, son of Ku), worm (ilo, as worm of corruption, i.e., Ku-waha-ilo; ilo, as sprouting shoot of the coconut), sea cucumber, eel; coconut tree provides the materials for making sennit, also provides the drinking nut, has many uses for survival on the ocean and on land.
5) Breadfruit tree, wood and flower (as the husband of Haumea, goddess in the breadfruit tree).
6) Upright stem of the ti plant (Cordyline terminalis); or "uprightness" (ku) of solid plant stems and hardwood trees or shrubs, particularly as used in making canoes and building houses.

2. Symbolization of the god Lono (partial):

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