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The first missionaries to arrive in the Islands were Presbyterians, Congregationalists and Dutch Reformists from New England. Sailing in the Thaddeus, 14 missionaries (seven mission couples) and four Hawaiian boys left Boston, funded by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Hawaiian, any of the aboriginal people of Hawaii , descendants of Polynesians who migrated to Hawaii in two waves: the first from the Marquesas Islands, probably about ad 400; the second from Tahiti in the 9th or 10th century.
All Hawaiians , whether chief or common people, worshipped four major gods : Kū, Kane, Lono, and Kanaloa (Malo 1951). Kū, as mentioned previously, was the god of war and also represented “the male generating power” (Mitchell 1992, p. 72).
Hawaiian religion is polytheistic, with many deities, most prominently Kāne , Kū , Lono and Kanaloa . Other notable deities include Laka, Kihawahine, Haumea, Papahānaumoku, and, most famously, Pele.
The word “mission” originates from 1598 when the Jesuits sent members abroad, derived from the Latin missionem (nom. missio), meaning “act of sending” or mittere, meaning “to send”.
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The majority of the film’s cast members are of Polynesian descent: Auliʻi Cravalho ( Moana ) and Nicole Scherzinger (Sina, Moana’s mother) were born in Hawaii and are of Native Hawaiian heritage; Dwayne Johnson (Maui), Oscar Kightley (Fisherman), and Troy Polamalu (Villager No.