Hiro was one of the most significant gods of French Polynesian lore. Many call him the father of the Polynesians. He was born on the sacred island of Raiatea and prided himself on doing things other men could not. He was a giant of a man; the biggest of his day. He garnered fame for his mighty canoe Pahi which is attributed for splitting the island of Huahine in two by a channel. He acquired more knowledge than anyone else on the islands. He formed rocks from sand to protect the islands and made fire by friction. His descendants became nobility.