Hawai‘i Wisdom — October 2018

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Hawai‘i Wisdom — October 2018

A feather image of Hawaiian God of War Kūkā‘ilimoku, circa late 17th century/early 18th century, from the Cook-Foster collection of the Georg-August University of Gottingen National Museum of Australia.

E pale lau‘ī i ko akua ke hiki aku i Kona.

“Place a shield of ti leaves before your god when you arrive in Kona.”

A message sent by Kaʻahumanu to Liholiho requesting him to free the kapu of his god Kūkā‘ilimoku. Kaʻahumanu was at that time striving to abolish the kapu system.

Source: ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

 

 

 

 

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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.

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