In Hawaiian mythology, many gods and goddesses stood supreme over the exotic landscapes of the Hawaiian Island Chain. Kamapua'a was known as the Pig God. In the Hawaiian language, Kamapua'a translates roughly to "Pig Child". Born on the island of Oahu to human parents, Kamapua'a was an adventurous and often mischeivious character. Of his many powers, he possessed the ability to change his form from human to hog. Kamapua'a was worshipped only by commoners.
"The pig god was associated with Lono, the god of agriculture, and with farming and fertility. This was based on the perception that pigs root in the earth, like a farmer. The pig-god has the attributes of pigs: big, strong, gluttonous, bristly, noisy, agile, sharp-eyed; also a loner, a wanderer, a trespasser who could be aggressive and destructive; and sexually potent. Various episodes in his tradition depict him as struggling to become more human."
It is said that their romance was short lived. Soon, their battles far outweighed their love for each other. Leading to a massive battle in which Kamapua'a tried to extinguish Pele’s flame. Eventually the two gods agree to split this island between them, Pele taking the regions of Puna, Ka'u and Kona (current location of Hawaii's lava fields), and Kamapua'a taking the districts of Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo where the moisture prevails. Even today, there are many formations around the islands that the Hawaiian people see as evidence of past battles between Kamapua'a and Pele.