This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
On the past 31st of March, I heard there were some people searching for the stone image, and the name of that stone is Kanepohakaa. These are the names of the people, Palaha and Nawaiahu. Nawaiahu went to get Palaha. He said, “Get…
Another ancient Hawaiian “god” has been found. Now and again, when times are dull, someone turns up with an old idol or god that has “undoubtedly been buried for a hundred years or more.” Continue reading →
Stone god image.—Found recently was a stone god figure that was perhaps hidden by the people of old in the earth at an old house site, and upon that house foundation was built a new house for a man named Kaaimoku.
The other day, purchased by Rev. W. D. Westervelt of the Kawaiahao Church, from a fisherman, was a stone image believed to be a body form of Kuula, a fish god that the fishermen worshiped in the time when Hawaiians were living in darkness. Continue reading →
Huc M. Luquiens Appreciates Carved and Feathered Deities of Ferocious Mien and Lost Symbolism
By LORIN TARR GILL
“If we were forced to choose a single specimen to represent the characteristic art of Polynesia, it might well be one of the extraordinary wooden gods of Hawaii,” Huc Luquiens, assistant professor of art at the University of Hawaii, asserts in his paper on “Hawaiian Art,” soon to be published by the Bishop museum. Continue reading →