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Kamohoalii-The Shark God

Pele's elder brother, Kamohoalii, also known as Kalahiki, enjoyed lounging in the deep waters around Maui. To amuse himself, he found the fleets of fishing canoes when they were out of sight of land and hopelessly lost. Kamohoalii would then swim in front of the lead boat and shake his tail.

The Kahuna (chief priest) of the fleet would then order that 'awa' be fed to Kamohoalii. This potion was made from bitter roots that had no possible use, except as something to ferment into a strong drink. The shark-god would then reward the people by leading them back home through the fog and mist that often cover those waters.