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Laka

by Micha F. Lindemans
Hawaiian goddess of plenty, the song and the dance, and especially of the rainstorm. She is the patroness of the hula-dancers. She is very popular and her cult include the placing of wreaths in her sacred halau ("temple"). She appears in the many hymns and prayers in repertory of the hula dancers.

Laka is the daughter of Kapo, Pele's sister, although Laka figures in myth as a friend of Pele and not as a relation. She is married to Lono.


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