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Lono is a spirit of agriculture, healing, romance, games and sports venerated throughout Polynesia. In Hawaii, he was considered among the four major deities alongside Ku, Kane and Kanaloa. He is a spirit of peace and fertility.
Lono initiated the Makahiki season, the Hawaiian season which was dedicated to him. Makahiki lasted for four consecutive lunar months. Work and war were forbidden. Instead time was devoted to spiritual ritual, feasting and sports.
Lono is manifest in precipitation, weather and natural phenomenon. He is rolling thunder,rainbows, earthquakes, whirlwinds and dark clouds.
Akua; Kanaloa; Kane; Ku
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.