"Hina" watercolor and pastel by Kauai artist, Joanna Carolan. Limited edition giclee comes in double white mat. Hina is one of the oldest of the Hawaiian goddesses. She takes many forms in Hawaiian mythology. She is most often said to have come from the sea. Sometimes Hina appeared as a woman and sometimes as a coral reef. One myth tells that a chief lured Hina up from her undersea home. From her calabash of food the moon and the stars flew up into the heavens, the moon taking the shape of a crescent moon. It is said Hina can still be seen there in the moon, with her calabash by her side.