traditional hawaii lei There is a goddess of lei making. Kuku`ena was the older sister to the more infamous volcano goddess, Pele. According to legend, she brought the seeds to Hawaii for the plants used in both lei making and medicine and is seen as a healer and a guide to those who get lost in the wilderness.
Hilo Hattie (October 28, 1901 – December 12, 1979) was born Clarissa "Clara" Haili in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a Hawaiian singer, hula dancer, actress and comedienne of Native Hawaiian ancestry.