Polynesian Fertility Goddess


A Goddess dedication

by Flidai

Priestess, Sisters in The Goddess Tree



Laka, original art by Flidai


She is the Goddess of forest growth, vegetation, rain, love, music and Hula.

She is the daughter of Kapo, sister of Pele and wife of Lono.


Laka is most known for creating Hula. Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant or song. The chant or song is called a mele. The hula dramatizes or comments on the mele, it is a form of story telling.  With Hula Laka gave the Hawaiian people a way to record their history and pass it on to future generations.


ohia lehua


She is also known as the Goddess of the wild woods and rules over all vegetation.  Plants sacred to her are: maile, Lama, hala pepe, `ie`ie, ki, `ôhia lehua, `ôhelo, and palai.




The maile flowers are commonly used to make Lei, which are draped over the neck.




Before performing Hula an altar is build filled with greenery and at the end of the dance the altar is dismantled and every leaf is taken to the ocean or a deep stream as a way to honor Laka further.

As a vegetation Goddess she is associated with the nourishing elements of light and rain.  Rain connects Laka to her husband Lono, the fertility and music god who descended to earth on a rainbow to marry her.


Because she is thought of as the light that nourishes plants she is often portrayed wearing yellow and covered with flowers.


ie ie


Spring Fertility Ritual

By Flidai



Yellow or Clear glass pieces

A sunny day


Place your glass pieces in the sun and sit in front of them.  Relax and center yourself. 

When you’re ready begin chanting:


Laka’s Light bring Spring Growth

Laka’s Light bring Spring Growth

Laka’s Light bring Spring Growth


If it feels right stand up and dance. 

When you’re finished place the glass pieces in you’re potted plants or around you’re garden.



Figure1 original artwork by Flidai

365 Goddess, Patricia Telesco

The Book of Goddesses & Heroines, Patricia Monaghan


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Priestess, Sisters in The Goddess Tree

May 2009