Ohelo stories from James K. Kahele Jr., a follow up, 1930.

I just noticed that James K. Kahele Jr. states that there are stories not only saying that ohelo originated in Hawaii nei, but previous to this, he says that there are stories of it coming from afar, from Kahiki.

For the rest of the article speaking of the foreign origin stories, click here.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 8/8/1930, p. 3)

Pele makes lei of lehua from the very beginning, 1862.

[Found under: “HE MOOLELO NO HIIAKAIKAPOLIOPELE. HELU 9.”]

Holo mai Pele mai Kahikina,
A kau ka waa i Mookini,
Noho kaua i Kumalae,
Hooku Pele ma i ke kii,
Noho i ke kii a Pele ma, a ka pua o koi,
Kanaenae Pele ma ilaila,
Kai a huakai mai Pele,
A ka lae i Leleiwi,
Honi i ke ala o ka hala,
O ka lehua o Mokaulele,
Oia ka Pele a kui la,
He kunana hale Puuloa,
He hale moe o Papalauahi,
He halau no Kilauea,
Haule mai Pele mai Kahiki mai,
O ka hekili, o ke olai, o ka ua loku,
O ka ua paka, o Haihailaumeaiku,
O na wahine i ka wao o Maukele la,
Ho mai ana Pele liu la e,
Aumiki, auhuli, ka ale kua loloa,
Nuanua ka moana i ka lili o Pele,
O ke kua nui, ke kui la iluna o ka lani,
Wahia ka papaku, ka papaiaoa,
Ka papa a Kane ma i  hee ai i Maui,
Kahiliopua ke kua o ka la,
A Waiakahalaloa iakea,
O waa kai nana i ka auwaa lawaia,
Ku kapa kai e Kohala,
O ke akua lapu e Puuloa,
Ke uwalo la i ka mea hele,
Ke akua kui lehua o Kuaokala,
Kui mai ana i Makanoni,
Ka la puu la helu o Pualaa,
Ka la aku hoi e Kahuoi i ka uka anu,
E olohe koi ula e mauna mai ana,
Ka hikina o ka la o Kumukahi ma,
E haliko ae ana ka aama,
Lele hihee o Kohala, ke kau laina la,
E ka la pumehana ole o ka po
O ka la pe ai o ke ao kau aku iluna,
I ka malama la,
Elieli kau mai.

[From the time of her arrival to Hawaii, Pele fashions lei of lehua blossoms from Mokaulele in Hilo. May the majestic trees live forever. Until a solution is found to Rapid Ohia Death, wear your lehua in your heart, not in your lei!]

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 3/6/1862, p. 4)

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Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 24, Aoao 4. Maraki 6, 1862.

Emma Nakuina tells the story of Hiiaka, 1883.

HIIAKA.

A Hawaiian Legend by a Hawaiian Native. A Legend of the Goddess Pele, Her Lover Lohiau and her Sister Hiiakaikapoliopele.

The crater of Kilauea on Hawaii, is the residence of the Goddess Pele. She had eight sisters, all called Hiiaka, with some distinguishing ending, as Hiiaka-noholae, (Hiiaka living on the headland), Hiiaka-wawahilani, (Hiiaka the heaven breaker,) Hiiakaikapoliopele, (Hiiaka in Pele’s heart) etc. The latter commonly called the Hiiaka is the heroine of this legend. Pele had also several brothers Kamohoalii, Lonomakua, Lonoonolii, etc.

All her brothers and sisters were subordinate to her, but Kamohoalii was her favorite brother and Hiiakaikapoliopele the favorite sister. Tradition is not very explicit as to the source of Kamohoalii’s power, but he has always been regarded as the very sacred royal brother of Pele. The brothers and sisters seem to have had great respect foreach other and never trespassed on one another’s privileges, or interfered with each other ‘s actions. Uwekahuna the high bluff of the crater walls beyond the sulphur banks is supposed to contain a large cave, his dwelling, and the bluff is known as “Ka-pali-kapu-o-Kamohoalii” (the tabu cliffs of Kamohoalii.) Smoke from volcanic fires has never been known to be blown against them. True believers stoutly insist that smoke could never by any possibility bend or be blown against it, as that would be a gross violation of the royal privileges of the sacred brother. Continue reading

The performance of famous story of Hiiakaikapoliopele, 1880.

HAWAIIAN THEATER!

—AT THE—

TEMPERANCE HALL

—TONIGHT—

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1880.

Shown will be the Famous Story of

HIIAKAIKAPOLIOPELE

and Lohiau on this night, like this below:

PROGRAM.

Hula Muumuu, Mokoi, Kilu, Pahu, Ka-laau, Pili, Alaapapa, Keawenuiaumi, Himeni, Uliuli and Hula Kii.

The doors will open at 7 o’clock, and begins at 8 o’clock sharp.

ENTRANCE FEE.

Front seats .. .. $1.50

Back seats .. .. $1.00

(Kuokoa, 7/31/1880, p. 2)

KEAKA HAWAII!

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIX, Helu 31, Aoao 2. Iulai 31, 1880.

Beautiful mele are easy to find in the newspapers, 1922.

KA NAHELE SONG.

Ke noe mai nei ka nahele e,
I ka nee a ka ua Lililehua,
I ka nihi malie ae la,
Ma ka lihikai o Ohele la.

He halekipa na’u ke aloha,
A he makamaka na ka malihini;
Lohe aku nei no o Hiiaka,
Ka wahine i ka poli o Pele.

Hele mai nei ko’u aloha,
A lalawe i kuu nui kino;
Mai kuhi mai no paha oe la,
No Hopoe nei au la i Lehua.

Lililehua i Mana,
La’i ai na manu ilaila;
A ike i ka ono o ka’u pua,
Hoohie lua oia la.

Hakuia e JOS. W. K. KAPOLOLU,

Papaaloa, Hilo, Hawaii.

(Kuokoa, 7/6/1922, p. 3)

KA NAHELE SON.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 27, Aoao 3. Iulai 6, 1923.