Ku's personalities are the most diverse of all Hawaiian Gods.
As the God of War, Ku was also known as:
Kunui-akea - the supreme one
Kukeoloewa - the supporter
Kuho‘one‘enu‘u - pulling the earth together
Fishermen pray to Kuula for the blessings of an abundant catch.
A big boulder of lava in the Kau district of the Big Island represents Ku as Kumanuna, the Rain God.
In order to invoke Ku's healing Mana (spiritual energy), sick people would spend the night in the mountains close to the God.
Ku is the God of the upper forest and the Ohia Lehua tree.
Hawaiians would humbly and with great reverence pray to the powerful Ku for the blessings of rain.
Kupulupulu was believed to be the ancestor of the Menehune, the little people of the secret powers.
Ku is frightening and blood-thirsty, but also a generous and compassionate god. In old Hawaii the spirit of Aloha and Malama 'Aina (care for the land) assured the gods blessings of peace, prosperity, good health and abundance.
The magnificent God of many powers inspired the creation of Menehune Boy Ku and his big Ipu Heke.