Haumea, sometimes identified as the First Woman, is a goddess of fertility and childbirth. She introduced and explained the birth process to people, who previously had been cutting women open to extract babies with fatal results. Haumea still presides over childbirth and may be requested for help and protection. Her own children include Pelé, Hi’iaka, and many other Polynesian deities. Haumea is also a great sorceress, possessing incredible magic powers. She sometimes works in tandem with Pelé.
Haumea is a shape-shifter who transforms from a youthful, lovely young girl to a desiccated old crone and all points in between.
Morning glories, breadfruit, and all wild, uncultivated plants
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.