Anuenue is Hawaii’s Lady of the Rainbow and spirit of rain, sister of Kane, Ku, and Lono. She serves as the messenger of the spirits, especially as the liaison between spirits in Tahiti and Hawaii.

She has dominion over the Menehune, who may be Dwarf spirits or the people inhabiting Hawaii before the arrival of taller people from what are now called the Society Islands (French Polynesia). She is a kind, friendly, benevolent spirit who once saw a child fall from a high cliff and sent a rainbow to cushion his fall so that he landed safely. Anuenue is beloved by modern healers, especially those working with transmission of energy and the healing power of color.






The rainbow itself or as a beautiful woman wrapped in rainbow colors

Sacred area:

The Manoa Valley in Oahu is her home and playground.


  • Akua
  • Iris
  • Kane
  • Ku
  • Lono


Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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