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Kāne is the leader of the Akua, a superhumanly powerful race worshiped as gods by the people of the Pacific islands. He was presumably manifested, along with other deities, by the Demiurge in response to early man's subconscious need for gods.
Kāne was born to Papatuanuku, an aspect of the Earth-mother Gaea, and Ranginu, the primordial embodiment of the sky. The two were locked in such a close embrace that their children lived in total darkness. Rejecting his bloodthirsty brother Kū's suggestion of killing their parents, Kāne instead used his great strength to push his parents apart, bringing light into the world and taking the place of his father as Skyfather of the Akua.
Kāne possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Akua. Like all Akua, he is extremely long-lived, but he is not immortal like the Olympian gods. He has aged at an extremely slow rate since reaching adulthood and cannot die by any conventional means, but he is not entirely immune to death. He is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If he were somehow wounded, his godly life force would enable him to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of significant power, such as Baiame, Tangaroa or Tu for a number of Oceanic gods of equal power working together to revive him. Kāne also possesses superhuman strength and his Akua metabolism provides him with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Akua flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Oceanic Gods.)
Kāne also has abilities to tap into and manipulate mystical energies for feats of magic. His exact level of power is unknown, but it is believed he is equal to such as gods such as Thor and Odin, capable of controlling the weather, casting spells on ordinary objects, traversing dimensional worlds and altering his form. Despite his great age, he is physically powerful and has the appearance of an old man on earth, but regains his youthful guise in Hawaiki.
Kāne is an effective and benevolent leader. He presumably has access to all Pacific Island wisdom and history.
Kāne has superhuman strength to an unknown degree; in his youth, he was capable of Class 100 level strength, enabling him to lift (press) over a hundred tons. In recent times, he might be equal to such gods as Odin and Zeus and can lift (press) only around 80 tons under optimal conditions.
Carries a sacred axe with the power to rattle the earth and cut through dimensional barriers.
In Oceanic myth, the Polynesian gods are known as Atua; the Hawaiian gods are known as Kahunas.
- 1 Appearances of Kāne Milohai (Earth-616)
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- Kāne at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
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