Mele by Hiiaka upon leaving Halemaumau, 1894.

[Found under: “He Kaao Hoonaue Puuwai no Puakaohelo”]

Ke ku nei au e hele e
A noho e na wahine o ka lua
O ka poe ino o lakou nei
E mana ka ia’u e hele e
E hele no wau e Continue reading

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More on Kapo in the verdure, 1905.

[Found under: “Ka Moolelo o Hiiaka-i-ka-poli-o=pele”]

[Hiiaka and Wahineomao folks come upon a halau filled with men, women, and children, at Wailua Iki. The activity within the halau was hula.]

While they were standing, those inside were dancing hula. The hula being performed at that time was a hula olapa. When they were at a break, Hiiaka chanted, for she saw her cousin, Kapokulani, sitting amongst the verdure. Kapo saw their young alii and her tears began to flow.

THIRTY-FIFTH CHANT OF HIIAKA.

1. Kanikanihia Hikapaloa—e,
2. O ka lai o Wailua-iki,
3. Lai malino a Kapo i noho ai,
4. I noho nanea no i ka lai o Kona,
5. Alo—ha,
6. O kanaenae aloha iho la no ia la,
7. O ka leo,
8. O ka leo ka mea aloha—e,
9. Noho ana Kapo i ka ulu-wehiwehi, Continue reading

Clarice Taylor talks of Kilauea place names, 1959.

Clarice B. Taylor’s
Tales about Hawaii

Place Names About Kilauea Crater

Another attempt to destroy Pele and her volcanic fires crops up in a little known legend which comes from the Island of Kauai.

After the death of the Chief Kaha-wali in a lava flow at Puna, Hawaii, the Kauai chiefs determined to make an end to Pele and her antics.

Kauai in those days was famous for having Kahunas (priests) of great spiritual powers. The people of Kauai believed they were strong enough to cope with Pele. So six priests were selected and sent to Hawaii with instructions to go to Kilauea and surround Pele. Continue reading

Holua race between Kahawali and Pele, 1930.

THE WOMAN OF THE CRATER.

One day when Pele was in her crater home, she heard a racket. She took upon the usual attire of women and stood atop a hill to look, and she saw an alii sledding on his holua down a cliff, and when he reached the bottom of the cliff, the people cheered.

When that alii reached the place where Pele stood on top of the cliff, he said I challenge you to sledding.

Kahawali turned and said, “Come.” Continue reading

Pule should be studied as well, 1891.

[Prayer of Kana found in: “He Moolelo Kaao no Kana: Ke Ahi Kanana, Ka Hiapaiole, Ka Moopuna a Uli, Ka Mea Nana i Hoohiolo o Haupukele ka Puu Kaua i Molokai.”]

Ua meha ka leo o  ka ale o ka moana
Ua mea ka leo o ke kai
Ua meha ka leo o ke kanaka
Ua meha ka leo o ka manu noio o ke kai
Ua meha ka leo o ka Aama kua lenalena o ka pali
Ua meha ka leo o ka Opihi makaiauli
Ua meha ka leo o ka Hee pali
Ua meha ka leo o ka Amakihi holo kahakai Continue reading

More on Kahuku connection to Waipahu, 1939.

ADDING TO MRS. LAHILAHI WEBB’S STORY OF WAIPAHU

Editor The Advertiser:

May I add a little to Lahilahi Webb’s story of Waipahu.

On Tuesday Miss Titcomb took Lahilahi Webb and me to interview Mrs. Kapeka Baker, one of the two remaining old timers of that locality. Continue reading