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Kane Milohai is the God of the Heavens from Hawaiian mythology.

When Wonder Woman needed help to penetrate a divine ban around Themyscira to rescue her mother, no god would help her, fearful of the wrath of the Gods of Olympus, until she approached Kane. Sympathetic to her plight, he took her in as a daughter and became her patron, gifting her with his token, a red cloth tied around her arm, and a flying sea shell, which would grow in size to carry whoever rode it and take her where ever she wished. She embraced him gratefully and from that point began addressing her prayers to him.

Some time later, Zeus, having plans for Diana, came to Kane and first asked, then demanded Kane give him her loyalty when he refused, claiming that the loyalty of mortals was not something to give. Zeus attacked and Kane Malohai fought back laughing, proclaiming he'd never do as Zeus asks. After a titanic struggle where both Gods used the heavens themselves as weapons, Zeus emerged triumphant and slew Kane Malohai, ripping out his heart.

Zeus took Kane's heart and used it to give life to Achilles. Kane's daughter Pele, Hawai'ian goddess of volcanos and war, came after Diana, blaming her for her father's death, and Wonder Woman transferred her oath she took to Kane to Pele.



  • Flying Sea Shell

  • This character is an adaptation of Kane Milohai, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.
  • In Hawai'ian mythology, Kāne-milo-hai was Pele's brother, not father, and his role among the Hawai'ian gods is expanded in the DC Universe.