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legendary beings Pukui-Elbert Eng to Haw,

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  • Legendary beings include akua (gods); kupua (demigods); ʻaumākua (family gods); akua lapu (ghosts); poʻe ʻeʻepa (mysterious beings); moʻo, kiha (water lizards); koa (warriors).
  • Other beings: ʻāʻāhualiʻi, ʻāʻaia, ʻaʻai anuhea a Kāne, ʻalaneo, ʻEleʻū, Hāloa, Hānaiakamalama, Hiʻiaka, Hilo, Hinaʻaikamalama, Holu, Hoʻohokuikalani, Hōpoe, Kahaʻula, Kahinaliʻi, Kaioʻe, Kamapuaʻa, Kanaloa, Kāne, Kānepaʻina, Kiha, Kihawahine, kīwaʻa, Kū, Kuamū, Kuʻialua, Kulukuluʻā, Laʻalūʻau, Laenihi, Laka, lale, Lanikāula, Lima-loa, Lohiʻau, Lonopūhā, Mālei, Maliʻo, Māui, Mauliola, Mokuhāliʻi, Nuʻakea, Pele, poki, Poliʻahu, Pua, Wākea.
  • Some little people: Menehune, Melehune, Mū, Nāmū, Mūʻaimaiʻa, Nāwā, Nāwao, peke.
  • References:
    • See HM.
  • Notes:
    • No concepts were comparable to European fairy, brownie, elf; supernatural beings looked like people.

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