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Na lae

  1. 1. NĀ LAE HWST 100
  2. 2. `ŪPOLU KUMUKAHI KA LAE KEĀHOLE
  3. 3. ʻŪPOLU <ul><li>Northernmost point on the island of Hawaiʻi </li></ul><ul><li>ʻUpolu is also the name of an island in Sāmoa </li></ul><ul><li>Home to a small airport with a single runway (no taxiways) </li></ul>
  4. 4. ʻŪPOLU
  5. 5. KUMUKAHI <ul><li>ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #2058 Mai ka hikina a ka lā i Kumukahi a ka welona a ka lā i Lehua </li></ul><ul><li>From the sunrise at Kumukahi to the fading sunlight at Lehua. </li></ul><ul><li>From sunrise to sunset. Kumukahi, in Puna, Hawaiʻi was called the land of the sunrise and Lehua, the land of the sunset. This saying also refers to a life span – from birth to death. </li></ul>
  6. 6. KUMUKAHI <ul><li>Lit. first beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Kumukahi is the easternmost point on the island of Hawai`i </li></ul><ul><li>The sun rises in the east and brings forth new life </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolically, the east signifies birth, life, growth, and awareness </li></ul>
  7. 7. KUMUKAHI <ul><li>Said to be named for a migratory hero from Kahiki who stopped here and who is represented by a red stone. Two of his wives, also in the form of stones, manipulated the seasons by pushing the sun back and forth between them. One of the wives was named Haʻehaʻe. Haʻehaʻe is often called the gateway of the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Also the name of a chief who ridiculed Pele. She heaped lava over him, thus forming the cape. </li></ul><ul><li>As taken from Place Names of Hawai`i by Pūku`i, Elbert & Mo`okini (1974) </li></ul>
  8. 8. KA LAE <ul><li>Lit. the point </li></ul><ul><li>Southernmost point of the islands and the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Strong ocean currents and wind </li></ul>
  9. 9. KA LAE <ul><li>ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #2225 Nā kai haele lua o Kalae, ʻO Kāwili lāua ʻo Halaʻea </li></ul><ul><li>The two sea currents of Kalae – Kāwili and Halaʻea </li></ul><ul><li>The Halaʻea current comes from the east to Kalae and sweeps out to sea. The Kāwili (hit and twist) current comes from the west and flows out alongside the Halaʻea. Woe betide anyone caught between. </li></ul>
  10. 10. KA LAE
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  12. 12. KEĀHOLE <ul><li>ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1730 Ke kai maka koholua o Keāhole </li></ul><ul><li>The sea of Keāhole that pierces like the point of a koholua stick. </li></ul><ul><li>Keāhole in Kona, Hawaiʻi is a cold place to swim </li></ul>
  13. 13. KEĀHOLE <ul><li>Lit. the āhole fish </li></ul><ul><li>An endemic fish found in both fresh and salt water </li></ul><ul><li>The word hole means to strip away, so this fish was for ceremonial purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreigners were sometimes called āhole because of the light skin of the fish. </li></ul>
  14. 14. KEĀHOLE <ul><li>The westernmost point of the island of Hawai`i </li></ul><ul><li>The sun sets in the west </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolically, it can refer to a decline. It also refers to the end of conscious activity in the day, where sleeping allows for dreaming and connecting to the unknown or distant knowledge </li></ul>
  15. 15. KEĀHOLE <ul><li>Site of Kona International Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Home of Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaiʻi (OTEC) </li></ul>

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