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The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 474 pages of information about The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai.

  A. Kahakuikamoana
  B. Pakui
  C. Kamahualele
  D. Opukahonua
  E. Kukailani
  F. Kualii

III.  HAWAIIAN FOLKTALES, ROMANCES, OR MOOLELO: 
From the Fornander manuscript: 

  A. Hero tales primarily of Oahu and Kauai

     1.  Aukelenuiaiku
     2.  Hinaaikamalama
     3.  Kaulu
     4.  Palila
     5.  Aiai
     6.  Puniaiki
     7.  Pikoiakaalala
     8.  Kawelo
     9.  Kualii
    10.  Opelemoemoe
    11.  Kalelealuaka

  B. Hero tales primarily of Hawaii

     1.  Wahanui
     2.  Kamapuaa
     3.  Kana
     4.  Kapunohu
     5.  Kepakailiula
     6.  Kaipalaoa
     7.  Moikeha
     8.  Kila
     9.  Umi
    10.  Kihapiilani (of Maui)
    11.  Pakaa and Kuapakaa
    12.  Kalaepuni
    13.  Kalaehina
    14.  Lonoikamakahiki
    15.  Keaweikekahialii (an incident)
    16.  Kekuhaupio (an incident)

  C. Love stories

1.  Halemano 2.  Uweuwelekehau 3.  Laukiamanuikahiki 4.  Hoamakeikekula 5.  Kapunokaoheloai

  D. Ghost stories and tales of men brought to life
     1.  Oahu stories

        Kahalaopuna
        Kalanimanuia
        Pumaia
        Nihoalaki

     2.  Maui stories

        Eleio
        Pamano

     3.  Hawaii stories

        Kaulanapokii
        Pupuhuluena
        Hiku and Kawelu

  E. Trickster stories

     1.  Thefts

        Iwa
        Maniniholokuaua
        Pupualenalena

     2.  Contests with spirits

        Kaululaau (see Eleio)
        Lepe
        Hanaaumoe
        Punia
        Wakaina

     3.  Stories of modern cunning

        Kulepe
        Kawaunuiaola
        Maiauhaalenalenaupena
        Waawaaikinaaupo and Waawaaikinaanao
        Kuauamoa

I. SONG OF CREATION (HEKUMULIPO)

The “account of the creation of the world according to Hawaiian tradition” is said to celebrate Lonoikamakahiki, also called Kaiimamao, who was the father of Kalaniopuu, king of Hawaii at the time of Cook’s visit.  The song was “composed by Keaulumoku in 1700” and handed down by the chanters of the royal line since that day.  It was translated by “Liliuokalani of Hawaii” in 1895-1897, and published in Boston, 1897.

From the Sea-bottom (?) (the male) and Darkness (the female) are born the coral insect, the starfish, sea urchin, and the shellfish.  Next seaweed and grasses are born.  Meanwhile land has arisen, and in the next era fishes of the sea and plants of the forest appear.  Next are born the generations of insects and birds; after these the reptiles—­all the “rolling, clinging” creatures.  In the fifth era is born a creature half pig, half man; the races of men also appear (?).  In the sixth come the rats; in the seventh, dogs and bats; in the eighth is born the woman Lailai (calmness), the man Kii, and the gods Kane and “the great octopus” Kanaloa.  Lailai flies to heaven, rests upon “the boughs of the aoa tree in Nuumealani,” and bears the earth.  She weds Kii and begets a generation of gods and demigods.

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