Winds and rains of Hana, Maui, 1877.

[Found under: “No Hana me ko laila noho ana.”]

The winds.—There are two places where the wind constantly blows, from the ocean, and from the land. There are two names of the winds from the ocean, the Koholapehu and the Koholalele. The Koholapehu is the rainy wind from the ocean; and the Koholalele is the calm wind from the ocean that has no rain, it is a rain that fans the clouds allowing you to clearly see the sheer cliffs of Hawaii. The Lauawa is the cold wind upland of the land which blows softly atop Kaihuakala and comes lovingly together with the waves of Keanini; that is the wind that carries the sweet fragrance of the pandanus of Kahalaowaka, having it intermingle with the waters of Punahoa.

Pertaining to the rain.—The “ua kea” is the famous rain here in Hana. The time when this rain falls is when the sun is above at the hours of 9 and 10, when the dew of the previous night evaporates, then this amazing rain falls, and in no time it subsides; this is why the youths of Hana have aloha for the rain of their land, and so too the keiki of the Kipuupuu rain of Waimea, and Hilo people for the Kanilehua rain, and Makawao people for the Ukiukiu rain, Lahaina for the Paupili rain, and so forth.

[This article was submitted by L. K. N. Paahao of Mokaenui, Hana.]

(Kuokoa, 6/23/1877, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVI, Helu 25, Aoao 1. Iune 23, 1877.

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