Religion in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Religion is polytheistic and animistic. They believed in many dieties and spirits, including the belief that spirits are found in non-human beings and objects such as other animals, the waves, the sky, and the land. Ancient religious temples were built throughout the islands to strengthen the relationship with the power or mana of the natural world. Temples, or Heiau, can be seen throughout the islands. The most famous Heiau, Puukohola, can be found on Hawaii Island. The Heiau was built by Kamehameha I to gain the blessing of Ku, the god of war, prior to Kamehameha I’s campaign to unite the islands under one rule.