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In Hawaiian mythology, Kumu-Honua ("first on Earth") is the first man.[1][2]

He was married to Lalo-Honua; the couple was given a garden by Kāne and were forbidden from eating a particular fruit.

This story may be in whole or in part Christianized.


  1. ^ Frederick B. Wichman (2003). N_ Pua Aliì O Kauaì: Ruling Chiefs of Kauaì.
  2. ^ There are other persons in Hawaiian mythology that can be considered to be the first man; see also Kahiko and Welaahilaninui.