Friday, February 16, 2007

Kane


S WIND 15 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 FT.
W SWELL 12 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

A mountain on the North Coast of Oregon, was called "Neahkahnie" by the local Indians. The rough translation of Neah is thought to be "Home", while "Kahnie" was the name of their God...so "Home of Kahnie".


One of the primary Hawaiian gods is also named "Kane". Kane was the creator, the god of life and everything associated with life...including water, sunlight, and the winds. Kane was also the king and father of all Gods.


The Oregon North Coast Indians were renowned for their canoe building and ocean skills. As were, the Hawaiians...


Coincidence?

3 comments:

Jgirl said...

No coincidence. So many other similarities in NW natives and many other cultures. One prominent comparison would be the church structure. Sweat Lodges.
Its an interesting study if you ever have the desire and the time to delve into it....if you have not already. Great topic. Jeanette

Kirk said...

There's also some potential links with Native American groups in Cal- certain technical aspects of canoe building that only occur in the North Pacific and So/central California. We'll never know I guess, but it's fun ad fascinating to surmise...

indytrucker said...

I work with this vietnam vet who's also a total raging ass republican..the bottom part of his ear got blown off and his left ankle is about 20% of what should be there. Another valentine from the viet cong. His last name is Kahne...conincidence?