Did you get to see, “Day of Conquest: A Story of Kaululāʻau,” put on by Lānaʻi Academy of Performing Arts?



IT IS PERHAPS WELL THAT WE TALK here about Eleio, the caretaker of Kakaalaneo, one of the Alii of Maui, and thereafter, talk about Kaululaau, the actual son of Kakaalaneo and Kelekeleiokaula, a female alii of Hawaii, the daughter sister of Kaleihaohia, an alii of Hawaii.

It is said that Eleio was a kahu of Kakaalaneo, an Alii of Maui, and it is believed that Kakaalaneo was the fifth generation of the Maui Chiefs. If their genealogy is laid out correctly from Kumuhonua to Kakaalaneo, then he is the fifth generation.

But as for Eleio, we must talk about him.

Eleio was quick at running, and because of Eleio’s swiftness, Kakaalaneo selected Eleio to fulfill all of his desires from very far away…

[This is the opening of the story of Eleio, which includes the feats of the legendary one, Kaululaau. It was written by W. N. Pualewa and appears in the Kuokoa from 9/5/1863 to 11/21/1863. It also appears in Fornander’s Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-lore. This was later was adapted in the Alakai o Hawaii under the title “HE MAU MOOLELO KAAO HAWAII KAHIKO HOONANEA O KA HOME” from 2/14/1935 to 2/21/1935.

I hear the performances on Lānaʻi this past week were fantastic. I wish I could have gone to see for myself.]

(Kuokoa, 9/5/1863, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 36, Aoao 1. Sepatemaba 5, 1863.


4 thoughts on “Did you get to see, “Day of Conquest: A Story of Kaululāʻau,” put on by Lānaʻi Academy of Performing Arts?

  1. He nīnau māua. Pehea ka manaʻo no “ke kaikuahine o Kaleihāʻōhiʻa?” Haʻi ka puke wehewehe “sister or cousin” akā ma ka mokuna 12, pauku 3 ʻōlelo ʻia “pau kona noonoo ana i ka pono o kona kaikuahine, ame kona makuakane”…”of Kaululāʻau’s sister and her father?” Curious māua i kou ʻunuhi ʻana i “daughter a Kaleihāʻōhiʻa.” Mahalo a nui no kou ʻōlelo aloha. -Simeona a me Kaniala ma Lānaʻi nei.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s