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Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore. Vol. 5

By Abraham Fornander

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Title: Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore. Vol. 5  
Author: Abraham Fornander
Volume: 5
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Drama and Literature, Hawaiian Culture
Collections: Folklore, Authors Community, Recreation, Sociology, Agriculture, Fine Arts, History, Literature, Most Popular Books in China, Education
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Publisher: Bishop Museum Press
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center


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Fornander, B. A. (1998). Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore. Vol. 5. Retrieved from

In this second series of the Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Folk-lore, with the exception of a few transpositions, as mentioned in the preceding volume, the order of the author has been observed in the main by grouping together, first, the more important legends and traditions of the race, of universal acceptance through- out the whole group, followed by the briefer folk-tales of more local character. A few of similar names occur in the collection, indicating, in some cases, different versions of the same story, a number of the more popular legends having several versions. The closing part of this volume, to embrace the series of Lahainaluna School compositions of myth and traditional character, it is hoped will be found to possess educational value and interest. No liberties have been taken with the original text, the plan, as outlined, being to present the various stories and papers as written, regardless of historic or other discrepancies, variance in such matters being treated in the notes thereto.

Maihuna was the father and Malaiakalani was the mother of Kawelo, who was born in Hanamaulu,1 Kauai. There were five children in the family. The first was Kawelomahamahaia; the second was Kaweloleikoo. These two were males; after these two came Kaenakuokalani, a female; next to her was Kawelo leimakua and the last child was Kamalama. Kaweloleimakua, or Kawelo is the subject of this story.

Table of Contents
His Birth and Early Life—Change to Oahu and Fame Attained There -- 2 -- Size of Kauahoa—Is Killed by Kawelo—Kawelo Vanquishes Aikanaka -- 56 -- Kalonaikahailaau—Kawelo Equips Himself to Fight Aikanaka—Arrival at Kauai -- 20 -- Division of Kauai Lands—Aikanaka Becomes a Tiller of Ground -- 60 -- Commencement of Battle Between Kawelo and the People of Kauai -- 38 -- Kaeleha and Aikanaka Rebel Against Kawelo—Their Battle and Supposed Death of Kawelo -- 62 -- Kaehuikiawakea —Kaihupepenuiamouo and Muno— Walaheeikio and Moomooikio -- 42 -- Temple of Aikanaka—How Kawelo Came to Life Again—He Slaughters His Opponents and Becomes Again Ruler of kauai -- 66 -- Kahakaloa—His Dead by Kawelo -- 48 -- Kauahoa—Kawelo Fears to Attack Him—Seeks to Win Him by a Chant—Kauahoa Replies -- 52 -- His High Office—Laamaomao, His Wind Gourd In Disfavor with the King He Moves to Molokai—Has a Son Whom He Instructs Carefully—Dreams of Keawenuiaumi Setting Out in Search for Him—Prepares with His Son to Meet the King -- 72 -- Prepares to Meet Keawenuiaumi in Search of Pakaa—Canoe Fleet of Six District Chiefs, Recognized, are Taunted as They Pass— Keawenuiaumi, Greeted with a Chant, Is Warned of Coming Storm and Invited to Land—On. Advice of the Sailing-masters the King Sails on -- 78 -- Fishermen—Meeting a Six-manned Canoe He Wagers a Race, Single-handed, and Wins—He Hides His Fish in the King's Canoe—They Plan Another Race to Take Place in Kau, Life to be the Forfeit -- 124 -- Kuapakaa Chants the Winds of Hawaii—The King, Angered, Continues on—Winds of Kauai, Niihau and Kaula; Of Maui, Molokai, Halawa—Chants the Names of His Master, Uncle and Men—Pakaa Orders the Winds of Laamaomao Released -- 92 -- The Canoe Race in Kau—Kuapakaa Offers to Land Four Times Before His Opponents' First, and Wins—The King Sends for the Boy and Pleads for the Lives of His Men—Kuapakaa Reveals Himself and Pakaa—The Defeated Men Ordered Put to Death—Keawenuiaumi Orders Kuapakaa to Bring Him Pakaa—Pakaa Demands Full Restitution First—The King Agrees, and on Pakaa's Arrival Gives Him the Whole of Hawaii -- 128 -- Swamping of the Canoes—They Return to Molokai and Land—The King is Given Dry Apparel, Awa and Food—Storm-bound, the Party is Provided with Food—After Four Months They Prepare to Embark -- 108 -- Legend of Palila -- 136 -- Departure from Molokai—Names of the Six Districts of Hawaii—The King Desires Kuapakaa to Accompany Him—The Boy Consents Conditionally—Setting out they meet with Cold, Adverse Winds—The Sailing-masters Fall Overboard -- 118 -- Legend of Puniakaia -- 154 -- At Death of Pakaa's Enemies Calm Prevails—The Boy is Made Sailing-master He Directs the Canoes to Hawaii—The Men Are Glad, but the King is Sad at His Failure—Kuapakaa Foretells His Neglect—Landing at Kawaihae, and Deserted, he Joins two -- Legend of Maniniholokuaua and Keliimalolo -- 164 -- Legend of Opelemoemoe -- 168 -- Legend of Kulepe -- 172 -- Legend of Kihapiilani -- 176 -- Legend of Hiku and Kawelu -- 182 -- Legend of Kahalaopuna -- 188 -- Legend of Uweuwelekehau -- 192 -- Legend of Kalaepuni and Kalaehina -- 198 -- Legend of Kapakohana -- 208 -- Legend of Kapunohu -- 214 --


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