|Title(s)||God of Forests and Trees|
|Parents||Rangi and Papa|
|Sibling(s)||Kū, Lono, Kanaloa|
Kāne is the Hawaiian god of forests and trees. He is considered the highest of the four major Hawaiian deities, along with Kū, Kanaloa and Lono. He was the god of procreation and was worshipped as ancestor of chiefs and commoners. Kane is the creator and gives life associated with dawn, sun and sky.
It says that in the beginning, there was nothing but Po; the endless black chaos. Then Kane, sensing that he was separate from the Po, pulled himself free of Po by an act of sheer will. Sensing Kane's presence, Lono and then Kū also pulled themselves free of Po. Then Kane created the light to push back Po. Lono brought sound to the universe and Ku brought substance. Between them they created all the lesser Gods. Then together, the three gods created the Menehune, the lesser spirits to be their messengers and servants. Next they created the world to be a foot stool for the Gods. Finally they gathered red clay from the four corners of the world, they mixed the clay with their spittle, and molded it into the shape of a man. Then Kane took a special magical white clay and formed it into a head. Then the three gods breathed life into the statue and created the first man. The first man was created in the image of Kane.