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a. As god of rain:

Lono-nui-akea: Lono-of-wide-expanse.
Lono-nui-noho-i-ka-wai: (Great-Lono-dwelling-in-water.)
1) Visible in cloud and storm phenomena: Thunder; rainclouds; "Blood-red rainfall" (uakoko) as flood after storm; rainbow (uakoko); Lightning (maka'alohilohi, "flashing eyes").
2) Heard as sound of thunder (Lono), thus the verb ho'olono, "to hear."

b. As god of the agricultural year:

Lono-i-ka-makahiki: Lono-in-the-year; Lono-in-the-first-fruits-season
1) God of first fruits, tax-collecting, sports, in the makahiki season.
(a) Major forms: Ipu o Lono (gourd, hue, ipu); (sweet potato, 'uala)
Ipu o Lono image in hale mua (unu o Lono)
2) God of the ahu-pua'a image.
(a) The boar incarnation of Lono as Kamapua'a the hog demigod (kupua). Represented as a pig's head carved from kukui wood.
(b) As the medicine god:
Lono-puha:Lono-of-abscess
(c) Plant forms of Kamapua'a, as medicinal kinolau of Lono:
kuki: Aleurites moluccana
ama'uma'u fern: Sadleria spp.
hala: Pandanus odoratissimus
uhaloa: Waltheria americana
kukae-pua'a grass: Digitaria pruriens
(Pua'a) olomea: Perrottetia sandwicensis
hapu'u fern: Cibotium spp.
lu'au leaf: <u>Colocasis esculenta
hinu pua'a banana: Muscacear spp. (black)
limu lipu'upu'u: Valonia utricularis
ki (ti): Cordyline terminalis
3) Images of Lono-i-ka-makahiki (other than Ipu o Lono gourd image)
Lono-makua (makahiki standard): Lono-father
Called the akua loa: (long god, carried around the island);
akua poko: (short god, carried inland).
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