Haumea is the Hawaiian Great Earth Goddess, sometimes equated with La'iLa'i, the first woman. Her children are said to have been born from different parts of her body, which befits an Earth Goddess. She is associated with Food Supply, Marriage, Birth, and Rebirth. She is called Haumea "of mysterious forms, of eightfold forms, of four hundred thousand forms." There is no single word haumea in Hawaiian, but hau can mean "a ruler" and mea can mean "reddish (like red earth)."