More from “The Origins of the Archipelago of Hawaii nei and its Peopling as Seen in the Old Mele,” collected by John H. Wise, 1912.

[He MOOLELO NO KA Hookumuia Ana o na Paemoku o Hawaii Nei AME KA HOOLAUKANAKA ANA I HOIKEIA MA NA MELE HAWAII KAHIKO: Houluuluia e John H. Wise.]

Pauku 8.

O hanau ka Moana o Wakea,
O ka Nalu na Wakea, o ke Kai na Wakea,
O kai kane, o kai wahine na Wakea,
O ko’a ku, o ko’a hale loulu na Wakea, Continue reading

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From “The Origins of the Archipelago of Hawaii nei and its Peopling as Seen in the Old Mele,” collected by John H. Wise, 1912.

[He MOOLELO NO KA Hookumuia Ana o na Paemoku o Hawaii Nei AME KA HOOLAUKANAKA ANA I HOIKEIA MA NA MELE HAWAII KAHIKO: Houluuluia e John H. Wise.]

Pauku 6.

O hanau ka Mauna a Wakea,
O puu a’e ka mauna a Wakea,
O Wakea ke kane, o Walinuu ka wahine,
Hanau Haloa he’lii, Continue reading

The greatest of the mountains, 1883.

[From: “MELE INOA NO KEELIKOLANI.”]

A luna au o Hualalai
Ku au nana i ka lai
Apo ana ka malino i ka malie
Lohi ana kehau a hinu ke kai
Paa ana i ka pewe* piko o ka lai
Kahela ka olu i na kuahiwi
Kahiko mai la i na kualono
I ka luna kapukapu o Maunakea
Ke pookela ia o na kuahiwi
O ka oi kelakela o Hawaii
Haina ka pua i kaulana
O Keanolani no he inoa.

[Atop Hualalai am I
I stand and view the calm
Peace encircles serenity
The mist sparkles and the sea glitters
Fixed at the center of the stillness
Coolness spreads across the mountains
Adorning the ridges
At the sacred heights of Maunakea
The greatest of mountains
The supreme one of Hawaii
Tell of the famous descendant
A name song for Keanolani.]

[This is one of the verses of a name song for the Alii, Princess Ruta Keelikolani Keanolani Kanahoahoa Muolaulani Keikiheleloa Keanohalia Kaleonahenahe Kohalikolani.

*I can only find the term pewe in this mele. Has anyone seen it anywhere else?]

(Kuokoa, 6/16/1883, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXII, Helu 24, Aoao 3. Iune 16, 1883.

Hiiaka calls out, “I stand up to leave…” 1862.

[Found under: “HE MOOOLELO NO HIIAKAIKAPOLIOPELE. Helu 1.”]

Hiiakaikapoliopele looks at her elder sisters who hang their heads down, they being the ones who were sent to fetch the man; they are the ones who hang their heads, and Hiiakaikapoliopele chants out thus:

Ke ku nei au e hele, Continue reading

Kaumualii and Kaahumanu seek out Nihoa, 1868.

[Found under: “KA MOOLELO O NA KAMEHAMEHA.”]

Kaumualii built several large houses for Kaahumanu at Papaenaena. When Kaahumanu was staying on Kauai. A great desire grew within her to search for Nihoa, a land that was not known to the new generations. But Nihoa was found in the stories and the mele of the ole people. When Kaahumanu heard the chant of Kaweloamahunaalii. Continue reading