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I Aloha ʻia ʻo Kīlauea

“The prince who was to become King Kamehameha V was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on December 11, 1830. He was given the Christian name Lot and the Hawaiian name Kapuāiwa, which means ‘mysterious kapu’ or ‘the sacred one protected by supernatural powers.’ His full name was Lot Kapuāiwa Kalanimakua Aliʻiōlani Kalani Kapuapaikalaninui.”

2018-12-10T00:42:42+00:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|

Puka mai ana ka Lā ma Puna

Contributor- Peter Pakele Sr., Waiakea, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. He pule no ka poʻe puka mai. [Prayer chant used as a entrance dance.]   (Translation and excerpt by Mary Kawena Pukui)  Puka mai ana ka lā ma Puna. The sun appears in Puna, Ea mai ana ma Haʻehaʻe [...]

2018-10-27T22:12:43+00:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|

Aloha mai au i kuu aina

Contributor Wahineikeaouli Paa [Pa], Wet Cave, Hāʻena, Kauaʻi. Mele hula composed by her for her birthplace.  (Translation by Mary Kawena Pukui) Aloha mai au i kuʻu ʻāina I love my homeland, I ka loku a ka ua me ka makani. In the heavy rains [...]

2018-10-22T12:40:27+00:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|