Pacific Islands - A queen. She bewitched Hiku and kept him as her lover until he grew wings and left her. She died of grief and her soul went to the underworld realm of Milu to which Hiku descended on a vine and rescued her soul in the form of a butterfly which he caught in a coconut shell. Hiku then inserted her soul by magic through a small incision in her toe and brought Kawelu back to life. Also called Kawelu.

Nearby Myths