Hina-lau-limu-kala

March 29th, 2008 by sabrina

Hina-lau-limu-kala is the Hawaiian Goddess of seaweed. She is one of the many forms of the Great Goddess Hina, and her name means “Hina of the kala seaweed.” She lived in the sea with her husband, Kane-piliko’a (Kane of the coral beds). Limu kala seaweed was a key ingredient in a ceremony used to purify fishermen before they set out to sea. They would ask Hina-lau-limu-kala to watch over them and guarantee their safe return.

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