KE KĀNĀWAI MĀMALAHOEE nā kānaka O my people,E mālama `oukou i ke akua Honor thy god;E mālama ho`i i ke kanaka Respect alike (the rights of ) nui a me ke kanaka iki men great and humbleE hele ka `elemakule, ka See to it that our aged, our luahine, a me ke kama a women, and our children moe i ke ala Lie down to sleep by the`A`ohe mea nāna e roadside ho`opilikia Without fear of harmHewa nō, make! Disobey, and die
KINOLAU• According to the Hawaiian Dictionary, kinolau are “many forms taken by a supernatural body, as Pele, who could at will become a flame of fire, a young girl, or an old hag”• It is believed that when the gods tangibly manifested themselves on earth, they took forms of kinolau, or numerous bodies.• Such manifestations include human, fish, and plant forms, as well as inanimate objects and phenomenon such as lightning, hailstones or rainbows.• In these visibly earthly manifestations, the gods became a part of day to day life for the Hawaiian
KINOLAU OF KAMAPUA`A• Kukui – Candlenut tree – The nuts are eaten by the pig – It is said that the leaves suggest the outline of the snout and ears of a pig
KINOLAU OF KAMAPUA`A• ʻUhaloa – A small weed with ovate leaves and small, clustered yellow flowers. – Leaves and inner bark of root are very bitter and are used for tea or chewed to relieve sore throat. – One of the plant forms of the pig demi-god
KINOLAU OF KAMAPUA`A• Olomea – A native shrub or small tree with ovate, red-veined leaves, and many tiny greenish flowers and red fruits – The wood is hard and formerly was used with soft hau wood to produce fire by rubbing. – It is one of the plant forms of Kamapuaʻa
KINOLAU OF KAMAPUA`A• Hala – The pandanus, native from southern Asia east to Hawaiʻi, growing at low altitudes, both cultivated and wild. – Many uses: leaves (lauhala) for mats, basket, hats, etc.; fruit for lei, brushes; male flowers to scent kapa.
KINOLAU OF KAMAPUA`A• ʻAmaʻumaʻu – Young amaʻu ferns; many ʻamaʻu ferns – ʻAmaʻu is a type of fern with fronds that are narrower, smaller, and less divided than those of the hāpuʻu. – ʻAmaʻu ferns are eaten by the pig – One of the forms that
KINOLAU OF KAMAPUA`A• Humuhumunukunukuapua`a – Lit. humuhumu with the snout of a fish – Trigger fish