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Here the old pagan goddesses of the islands
in the two oceans shall dwell again.

Suggest me, which one should move in.

 

"awakened" Hawaiian Goddesses  site:
 http://www.powersthatbe.com/goddess/hawaiian/portal.html

Agemem

"Lady Creatrix": Among the Tinguian of the Philippines, She is honored as co-Creatrix of the sun, moon, earth and stars, along with Her husband, Kadaklan.

Aida Wedo

"Rainbow Snake": This Goddess of Haiti is known as the Rainbow Snake, a common manifestation of Deity in Africa, Oceania and Central and South America. Her husband is Damballa, God of Rivers and Springs. Anthropologists consider Her the equivalent of the African Mawu (see African Goddesses section).
Apakura "Vengeful Mother": She is a Goddess honored by the Maori of New Zealand. She is one of many mythological mothers who shaped their sons for excellence and glory.
Ba Ngu' "Lady Dolphin": The Annam of Indonesia see the dolphin as a benevolent creature. The dolphin is actually a Goddess, Who rescues sailors. Dead dolphins which are found at sea or wash up on shore are ceremonially buried.
Eleipaio " Lady Flycatcher": She is a Goddess honored by the Hawaiians, particularly canoe builders. This tale is an example of natural phenomena and human experience being mythologized.
Gimokodan "Lady of the Dead": The Bogobo of the Philippines call Her the Gimokodan Woman. She sits beside the River of the Underworld and feeds the spirits of deceased infants.
GUSTI KANJENG
RATU KIDUL 
Email from roy-james.tatas-rias@planet.nl:

GUSTI KANJENG RATU KIDUL, simply translated as Her Majesty Queen Of The South. The Javanese people make a lot of offerings, included hair and make-up articles because of Her Beauty... I just came back from a trip to Java to participate some rituals and ceremonies. I also payed a visit to Macau, China, where the ancient shrines for the A-MA or KUM IAN, better known as the Chinese Quan-Yin, did survive. Of course not for the tourists, but for the local people. They thought it very strange, I came to pay visits to those particulair ancient shrines. I did find the temple I came for: the Temple for KUM IAN used to be for the fishermen, calling for Her in need. Her ancient title used to be...the Queen Of The Southern Ocean... It's hardly to find myths/legends of the Javanese Goddess Of The Southern Ocean, because of the very mystic and alive aspect. So I collected a lof of oral tellings around the island of Java. The bizar aspect about Her myths,legends and tellings is the fact you can link all the symbols with the very ancient Goddesses, with the difference that the symbolic aspect is still very alive among the local people. So I have linked her myths and legends with the universal ancient ones, trying to show how the symbolic divine female survived in the hearts of a nation, to be for about 88%... Islamic. It sounds incredible, so I started to paint 3 years ago the Javanese Divine Female. And created a web-site, special dedicated to the Javanese Goddess. Please, if you find the time, cyber to the web-site http://home.planet.nl/~doehn000
Haumea "Mother of Hawai'i": She is the Mother of Hawaii, who taught women the correct way to give birth. Her daughters are Pele, the Goddess of Volcanoes, and Hi'iaka, the Goddess of the Hula.
Hi'iaka, Laka "Lady of the Hula": Hawaiian Goddess of the Hula. Read article about her. She is honored by the Hawaiians. Her name means "Cloudy One," a reference, perhaps, to the clouds of steam which rise when lava meets sea, or to the clouds of soot which rise when Pele's fire burns the forests.
Hine Moana  - The Lady of the Sea - a Maori Sea Goddess
Hine Tiri -  Goddess of Plantations
Hine Te Iwa Iwa Maori Goddess of Women, Childbirth and Creativity

I got a nice email from Sammie: (20/03/2012)

I came across your site and saw your Ocean Realms about Goddess.  If I may; I'd like to say a little about The Maori Goddess of the Moon - Hine-Te-Iwaiwa.  As well as being the Goddess of women, childbirth, creativity (including the Arts and especially weaving and textiles), she is also the Goddess of the nine Moons that govern pregnancy from new life (conception), through the pregnancy to the birth of the baby.    

With her the Moon-Maidens - Hine-korako, who represents the lunar bow or halo.  The other Maidens being Hine-kotea, Hine-korito, and Hine-makehu. These maidens are credited with acting as guides to vessels during deep ocean voyages because they represent lunar phenomena. The heavenly bodies were the main reliance of the Polynesian voyagers.

Te Marama means the Moon in Te Reo Maori.  The Maori count by the nights (Te Po) and not days.
Hine Uku Rangi Maori Goddess of Clay
Hine Manu Maori Goddess of Birds
Hine moa "Passionate Princess": Hine and Hina are common Goddess names throughout the Pacific; in some cases, the name has become a title, bearing connotations of sacrality, greatness, and femininity. The various Goddesses Hine/Hina worshipped may simply be aspects of one Great Goddess. This particular Hine is honored by the Maori of New Zealand for Her love, determination and bravery.
Jata "Primal Serpent": The Dyaks of Borneo worship Her as the serpent Who lived in the primeval waters. Along with the Sun, Mahatala, She created the universe.
Papatuanuku The Maori Earth Mother is called Papatuanuku - she was created by Io, the Maori divine principal, and united with Rangi Nui, the Sky Father. she gave birth to the forests,
animals, mankind and eveything between the sky and the earth. So in love
were Rangi and Papa that they stayed coupled together so that their children
lived in darkness between them until Tane Mahuta (the Forest God) grew up between them and separated them, letting in light and life, So angry were Papa and Rangi that Papa punishes her children with earthquakes and Rangi sends storms. Despite her anger She is honoured because she provides food. 

Other Goddesses are the Te Mareikura ( Noble Lady)  (Nga Mareikura - plural)female spirits that are messengers between mankind and Io, the divine power. 


(This text was sent to me by email from christi meadows)

Pele
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The painting of Pele is from Herb Kawainui Kane's book Pele, Goddess of Hawai'i's Volcanoes 

"Fiery Creation": Pele is the most well-known Oceanic Goddess. She is the Goddess of Volcanoes, Lava and Volcanic Fire. She can be both benevolent and malevolent, and appears as a hag or young woman.  Pele is the daughter of the earth goddess Haumea. Sjhe came into being through a flame in the mouth of her mother.. 

She came to Hawai'i on a boat. She had some fights with her sister Na-maka-o-Kaha'i, the ocean goddess. Pele got killed in one of those battles and turned immortal. She then took refuge in the glowing cauldron of Mount Kilauea, where she receives the souls of the dead and regenerates them with fire. 

Rata "Lady of Inspiration": Rata is the Goddess of Inspiration honored by the Hawaiians. In a way, Her role is the same as that of the serpent in the Book of Genesis.
Rabia "Reborn Moon": This story told by the Ceram of Indonesia bears a striking resemblance to that of Inanna or Demeter. It is about an Earth Goddess who sinks into the ground and is then reborn.
Rangda "Lady of Sex and Death": On the island of Bali, She is worshipped as a Goddess of Sexuality, Fertility, Lust and the Dead, as well as Magic and Charms.
Sangiyan Sari "Lady Rice": The Buginese of the Celebes Islands honored her as Goddess of Rice. If She leaves, there will be famine.
Satine "Lady of the Underworld": This complex story is told by the Ceram of Indonesia. Satine is the Goddess of the Underworld. She sits on the Ninth Mountain; the dead must cross the other eight Mountains before they can see Her.
Sinebomatu "Warder of Bwebweso": Her name means "Woman of the Northeast Wind." She is honored by the Dobu of Melanesia as the Doorkeeper of the Land of the Dead.
   
Tei Tituaabine

"Mother of Trees": She is worshipped by the natives of the Gilbert Islands of Micronesia. She is a Tree Goddess.

Taranga Polynesian Goddess of Vegetation, Life and Death.
Wai Nui (Great Waters) is the Milky Way and is known as The Mother of
Heavenly Bodies - her daughters Matariki are the Pleiades