Hawaiian Idol.—A genuine idol of the olden time, has recently been discovered at Waialua, Oahu, by Mr. Lane. Through the permission of His Excellency ex-Governor Kekuanaoa, this idol has been presented to the Museum of Oahu College [Punahou]. It is about eight feet in length, and resembles the ancient images represented in Jarvis’ History. Mr. Chase has had this idol sketched by Mr. Emmert, and very soon photographs will be on exhibition. Many hundreds of Hawaiians have gathered to see this huge image while it was set up in front of the Kuokoa office, at the Sailors’ Home, Honolulu. Continue reading
[Found under: “HUNAHUNA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]
A godly figure.—On this past Monday, a godly figure was stood up at the front of the Kuokoa Office, to show the Hawaiians so that they see clearly the nature of the akua kii of the olden days. Continue reading
[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]
Image of the wooden kii found at Waialua.—We saw the kii of Kealia, one of the god idols of Hawaii nei, found in the pond at Waialua; its picture was printed in a children’s newspaper, Continue reading
Thing of the olden days awakened.
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…
(Elele, 8/7/1847, p. 70)
Another “God” Is Found.
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
[Found under “NU HOU KULOKO: Hawaii.”]
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.
KUULA GOD IMAGE FOUND.
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
A GOD IMAGE FOUND IN THE SAND.
Last week, there was digging, and found a was Hawaiian god image at Kawaihae, and it is believed that it is a kii of Kane. A Hawaiian was digging at the beach of Kawaihae for some rocks to build his house with, Continue reading
HAWAII’S WOODEN GODS GOOD POLYNESIAN ART
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
POISON GOD BURNED
Hilo, Hawaii, July 6, 1931.
Editor, The Star-Bulletin.
Sir: In your issue of July 4, 1931, there appears a picture of an old Hawaiian wooden idol under which it was stated that it was believed to be the poison-god Kalaipahoa. Continue reading