Pacific Islands - The hog-child god of Hawaii. He appeared first as a black fish but, when he came ashore, became a hog. Despite his huge, hog-like figure and snout he had human hands in which he could, and did, wield a club to defeat his enemies. He used his snout to push up land from the bottom of the sea to make a home for mankind. The giant Limaloa once tried to kill him but, when Kamapua'a turned into a handsome youth, they became great friends. In this form, Kamapua'a tried to win Pele, the fire goddess. She rejected him and the ensuing battle between her forces and his ended only when she yielded to his embraces. At times, identified as Kamapua'a, Great Boar or Great Boar.

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