Native Hawaiian culture
The culture of the Native Hawaiians is about 1500 years old and has its origins in the Polynesians who voyaged to and settled Hawaii. These Native Hawaiians developed culary, artistic, and religious c...
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Hawaiian mythology
Hawaiian narrative or mythology, tells stories of nature and life. It is considered a variant of a more general Polynesian narrative, developing its own unique character for several centuries before a...
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Hawaiian religion
Hawaiian religion encompasses the indigenous religious beliefs and practices of the Native Hawaiians. It is polytheistic and animistic, with a belief in many deities and spirits, including the belief ...
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Hawaiian language
The Hawaiian language (Hawaiian: ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi) is a Polynesian language that takes its name from Hawaiʻi, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it deve...
Hiʻiaka
In Hawaiian mythology, Hiʻiaka is a daughter of Haumea and Kāne.
Hiʻiaka, or the youngest Hiiaka, was the patron goddess of Hawaiʻi, hula dancers, chant, sorcery and medicine. O...
Pele's Curse
Pele's Curse is the belief that anything natively Hawaiian, such as sand, rock, or pumice, will effect bad luck on whoever takes it away from Hawaii.One version about the legend's genesis is this: a d...
Paʻao
Paʻao is either a figure from a Hawaiian legend or a historical character. He is said to have been a high priest from Kahiki, specifically "Wawau" and "'Upolu." In Hawaiian prose and chant, the ...
Wākea
In Hawaiian mythology, Wākea is a god of the sky, the eldest son of Kahiko ("Ancient One"), and lives in Olalowaia. He is the ancestor of the aristocracy (alii) and grandson of Welaahilaninui. The pri...
Tapu (Polynesian culture)
Tapu, tabu or kapu is a Polynesian traditional concept denoting something holy or sacred, with "spiritual restriction" or "implied prohibition"; it involves rules and prohibitions. The English word ta...
Kahōʻāliʻi
In the mythology of Kauaʻi, Hawaii, Kahōʻāliʻi is a god sometimes associated with the underworld.
On various ceremonial occasions, a dark man, naked, impersonated Kahōʻāliʻi. The...
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Kamaiole
Kamaiʻole is a chief mentioned in Hawaiian chants and legends. He was Aliʻi Aimoku (king) by usurpation and it is likely that he is just a mythical figure.
David Malo mentions that Kamai...
Kanaka Creek, British Columbia
Kanaka Creek is an historic rural residential area located within the District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, along the banks of the creek of the same name just east of the district's main ...
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Kaulu
In Hawaiian mythology, Kaulu is a trickster god who killed goddess Haumea at Niuhelewai, by catching her in a net got from Makalii. Next he kills Lonokaeho, also called Piokeanuenue, king of Ko'olau, ...
Hawaiian kinship
Hawaiian kinship, also referred to as the generational system, is a kinship system used to define family. Identified by Louis Henry Morgan in his 1871 work Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the...
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Apukohai
Apukohai is a marine monster in the mythology of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Kawelo, a giant of enormous strength, departs for Oahu and encounters Apukohai. After a fierce struggle, Kawelo kills Apuk...
Paupueo
In Hawaiian mythology, Paupueo is the owl god. He sends his owls after the Menehune when they become too uncontrollable.The owls chase away the Menehune, who are frightened of owls.
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Menehune
In Hawaiian mythology, the Menehune are said to be a people, sometimes described as dwarfs in size, who live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, far from the eyes of normal...
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Papahānaumoku
Papahānaumoku, sometimes called Papa is the earth mother goddess in Hawaiian religion of the Kanaka Maoli. Together with her husband Wākea (sky father) Papa is the ancestor of all people and Kalo, and...
World Invitational Hula Festival
The World Invitational Hula Festival or WIHF is a 3 day event that perpetuates Hawaiian culture as a celebration of the artistic rendering of the Hawaiian hula dance. The festival is in its 20th year ...
Nāmaka
In Hawaiian mythology, Nāmaka (or Nā-maka-o-Kahaʻi, the eyes of Kahaʻi) appears as a sea goddess or a water spirit in the Pele cycle. She is an older sister of Pele-honua-mea. She is the ...
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Lono
In Hawaiian mythology, the deity Lono is associated with fertility, agriculture, rainfall, music and also peace. In one of the many Hawaiian legends of Lono, he is a fertility and music god who desce...
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Nana-Ula
In Hawaiian mythology, Nana-Ula is the hero who led his people from Tahiti to Hawaii. He was the first King of Hawaii, and began the royal dynasty.
Kumu-Honua
In Hawaiian mythology, Kumu-Honua ("first on Earth") is the first man. He was married to Lalo-Honua; the couple was given a garden by Kāne and were forbidden from eating a particular fruit. This sto...
Hawaiian alphabet
The Hawaiian alphabet (in Hawaiian: ka pīʻāpā Hawaiʻi) is an alphabet used to write Hawaiian. It was adapted from the English alphabet in the early 19th century by American missionaries to print a...
Hawaiian Braille
Hawaiian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Hawaiian language. It is a subset of the basic braille alphabet,supplemented by an additional letter ⠸ to mark long vowels:(Māori Braille uses the same ...
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In Hawaiian mythology Kū or Kū-ka-ili-moku is one of the four great gods along with Kanaloa, Kāne, and Lono.Feathered god images or 'aumakua hulu manu are considered to represent Kū. Kū is worshipped ...
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Pakaa
In Hawaiian mythology, Pakaʻa is the god of the wind and the inventor of the sail.In the legend, Pakaʻa was the child of a traveling royal named Kuanuʻuanu and a beautiful common woman named Laʻamaoma...
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Kanaloa
In the traditions of ancient Hawaiʻi, Kanaloa is symbolized by the squid or by the octopus, and is typically associated with Kāne. It is also the name of an extinct volcano in Hawaiʻi.In l...
Kukohou
In Hawaiian mythology, Kukohou (or Kukohoa) was the High Chief of Hawaii island in ancient Hawaii. He was either a character of legends and chants or semi-mythical ruler.His title was Aliʻi Aimo...
Kanaka (Pacific Island worker)
Kanaka was the term for a worker from various Pacific Islands employed in British colonies, such as British Columbia (Canada), Fiji and Queensland (Australia) in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The...
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