Hawai‘i Wisdom — February 2016

/, Features, Home Page Slideshow/Hawai‘i Wisdom — February 2016

Hawai‘i Wisdom — February 2016

A humpback whale tale. Photo courtesy of Kalasara Setaysha

A humpback whale tail. Photo courtesy of Kalasara Setaysha

O luna, o lalo; o uka, o kai; o ka palaoa pae, no kea li‘i ia.

“Above, below; the upland, the lowland; the whale that washes ashore — all belong to the chief.”

The chief owned everything in the land he ruled. Ivory obtained from the teeth of whales that washed ashore was very valuable.

Source: ‘Olele No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

By |2016-11-10T05:40:44+00:00February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

About the Author:

Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: