Hawaiian Goddess Project

The story of Hi’iakaikapoliopele began as a Hawaiian oral tradition, passed down from generation to generation.   Our story begins with the goddess Hi’iaka’s quest to find her sister Pele’s dream lover, restore him to life and deliver him safely to Pele at her crater home.  Hi’iaka and her companions make their way through dangers and ordeals, facing spectral foes and worldly wiles.  It is a very human account of love, lust, betrayal,  jealousy and justice, peopled with deities, chiefs, demons and commoners.

Creative Team

Composer/Hawaiian Lyrics:  Keali’i Reichel
Book/English Lyrics:  Roslyn Catracchia
Choreographer, co-book writer:  Patrick Makuakane
Original Story:  Ho’oulumahiehie
Choreography:  Patrick Makuakane
Artwork: Solomon Enos
Video Links
Making of The Epic Tale of Hi’iaka
Pele and Hi’iaka today