So, I started writing a short story about a mute ( problem with vocal cords ) astronomer who goes on adventures on the high seas with his childhood friend, a brash fiery girl, in a world of my own creation, loosely ( very much so ) based upon the little bit of Polynesian Mythology I know, mixed with a little of that Aztec mythos. It works better together than I thought it would.
And then I started reading more on Polynesian Mythology. Or, more specifically, Hawaiian.
A lot more.
INFO DUMP TIME
Okay, so, Polynesia apparently has a fetish for incest, which goes back to maintaining Mana without having to be in constant war for sacrifices to Ku. That just... that comes back to play with one of their dead goddesses, Haumea who had this knack for making herself young after growing old with her husband, and marrying one of her children, and repeating this time after time. Strong bloodlines, right?
But you know what? Let's touch on the one figure from the mythos you probably know. Pele, Hawaiian volcano goddess. She's married to the only man who could survive her attempt at 'killing the fuck out of the thing I love'. This man is a Boar / War God, who is kinda like... the hulk? He gets mad, he becomes bestial and war god like. I'd imagine their sex is amazing if he has the pig ability to cum for thirty minutes.
Pele also has that Poliahu girl that's her rival. I haven't found anything about her having crazy mad battle sex with her, but I'm sure it'd be awesome to watch the snow and volcano goddesses duke it out in more ways than one. Actually, that Poliahu girl is apparently married to Pele's... uncle I think he is. Ku, the aforementioned war god who uses the sun as the heavy ball thing in his war mace. Ku's supposed to be nightmarishly scary and powerful, and yet he's with Poliahu.
Again, I bet the sex is great.
But that's some of the simpler things sorting between them. There's some confusing things as well.
Let's look at the set of Goddesses that I'm sure is going to give me brain cancer sorting out. Papa, Hina, Laka, Haumea, Milu, Hapa, Hi'i'aka, Hine-nui-te-pō... etc.
Papa is an Earth Mother God, okay, I can work with that. Papa is sometimes used interchangeable with Hina, and Haumea. Okay, that's not too bad...
Haumea is somtimes used interchangeably with Milu and Laka as well. This is getting a bit odd...
Laka is sometimes used interchangeably with Hi'i'aka and Hapa as well. And here is where I go 'wait what'.
See, Hi'i'aka has to travel to Milu's domain to like, steal things from it. Meaning she can't be Milu.
Milu and Laka are both sometimes listed as children of Haumea.
Haumea is explicitly dead, but none of the others are.
Hina is mentioned as being the wife of multiple gods, while those same gods are said to be married to Haumea. Hina is also Maui's wife, and Maui is married to Milu, and they're both considered by some stories to be Haumea's children and ;_;
Fucking islands each having a slightly different version of the myths.
And then we have the aforementioned Maui! His temperament changes depending on where in Polynesia you look his stories up at. The Maori for example, kinda make him a giant ass dick trickster. But Hawaii, he's a lovable scamp prankster guy.
His stories include...
Kicking the Sun's ass, demanding it go slower across the sky, so mankind would have more time for both work and play, and more time to sleep as well.
Killing a giant spider-bat hybrid monster. Fighting off an army of Sea Monsters to marry Hina who may or may not be his mom and may or may not be his sister. Pulling a Prometheus, giving mankind fire by stealing it from the underworld. Pushing the sky up higher because Kane didn't push Rangi / Wakea far enough away from Papa / whateverthefuckelse and he was pissed off that his endless sex session was ruined, taking his revenge by eating people. Creating shrimp. And then the contested story, where he either just goes on his way, is trapped in the underworld, married to Milu, or eaten alive by a vagina with obsidian teeth. Depending on who you ask. His motives are also different, either he was fighting for immortality for ALL humanity, or just himself. The more virtuous he was, the better he gets off. Morals and all.
Anyway, Milu shoots the sun out of her vagina in the morning, and eats it at night, having it travel through her body before it comes back out. So in a mirror of this was the life of man, birthed from a vagina before being eaten by a giant monster.
Maui made a deal that if he could right after the sun shoots out of her vagina, climb in her and find his way out of her mouth before she swallows the sun again, she would no longer cause people to die. He ultimately fails, having the sun crash into him as he's trying to climb out. Here, he's either locked away, forced to marry her, or otherwise let go.
In the alternate one where he's doing it for himself, he didn't ask, he made the attempt with the thought that if he could go through her backwards he'd be immortal. One of her minions let her know what he was doing, so her vagina teeth ate him while she laughed.
I don't think biology works that way, but... yeah, poor guy.
On another note, Maori's take on all these myths seems to be "You know what this story needs? Cannibalism. Or horrible monsters. Or everyone dying horribly."
And that's all for now!