Ancient Aliens – Islands of Fire episode 12 2019: The native Hawaiians trace their ancestry to beings from the Pleiades star system called the Akua. Could these islands have once been inhabited by extraterrestrials? And is it possible that the enormous energy generated by Hawaii’s volcanic activity could produce a portal through space and time?
Ancient Aliens – Islands of Fire episode 12 2019
Ancient Aliens has talked about Hawaii many times over the years, and they have similarly covered Polynesian cultures from across the Pacific, which means that more than other episodes, this one really felt like David Childress’s vacation videos. He was the lucky ancient astronaut theorist chosen for the free vacation and luxury spa package in exchange for listening to the time-share pitch and filming an hour of pointless blather. As is standard, the show alleges that Hawaiian deities were actually space aliens or interdimensional beings. It’s not entirely clear how the Hawaiian “cultural advisor” the show speaks to came up with this idea, since the records of Hawaiian mythology show that early myths said that the god Lono placed the stars in the sky, which means that the gods couldn’t have come down from the stars.
Martha Beckwith’s major work on Hawaiian myths specifically states, contrary to Ancient Aliens that there are no Hawaiian myths of gods incarnating from the stars or humans becoming stars. Instead, the scholarly literature says that the gods were imagined as coming either from a distant land beyond the sea or from the heavens, but there was no consistent agreement on the matter. My review of the literature finds no reference to star people in historic accounts of Hawaiian mythology, but news reports from the past few years have quoted Hawaiians who referenced star people, mostly in the wake of the creation of the Star Visitor Sanctuary by Native Hawaiian UFO believers a few years ago.