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He Aha Hoʻi Ka Mea ʻO Ka Hele Hoʻokahi ʻAna

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Title:He Aha Hoʻi Ka Mea ʻO Ka Hele Hoʻokahi ʻAna
Authors:Shishido, Beau Makanamakamae
Contributors:Baker, Christopher Kaliko Baker K. (advisor)
Hawaiian (department)
Keywords:History of Oceania
Ethnic studies
Ancestral Items
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Familial Relations
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Date Issued:2020
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
He palapala laeoʻo kēia e kālailai ana i nā mea hoʻokalakupua i loko o nā moʻolelo Hawaiʻi kahiko i kākau ʻia ma ka nūpepa Hawaiʻi. Kamaʻāina paha kākou a pau i ka makau a Māui, ʻo Mānaiakalani, akā, ʻaʻole paha i laha nā mea kupua ʻē aʻe o ka wā kahiko. ʻAʻole nō hoʻi i komo wale kēia ʻano mea i loko o nā moʻolelo; mālama naʻe kēia mau mea i kekahi loina kahiko, ʻo ia hoʻi ka lawe ʻana i nā kūpuna ma ka huakaʻi, ʻaʻole hele hoʻokahi.
Wae ʻano ʻia kēia mau mea i ʻelua ʻano; he mea i haku ʻia, a he māhele kino. ʻAno ʻokoʻa nā ʻano ʻelua, a wehewehe ʻokoʻa ʻia ma kēia pepa. He mea pili i ka mana. ʻO nā kupua i loko o nā moʻolelo, ua lawe lākou i ko lākou mau kūpuna ma ka huakaʻi. Lawe ʻia ma o nā mea i hāʻawi ʻia e ka ʻohana, ʻo ia hoʻi nā mea kupua a lākou.
This thesis examines items of fantastic feats within old Hawaiian stories that were written in the Hawaiian newspapers. Perhaps all of us are familiar with Māui’s fishhook named Mānaiakalani, however, the other items of that era are not as well known. These types of items did not haphazardly make their way into the stories; they preserve an old custom of taking your ancestors with you on your jouney, never traveling alone.
These items are separated into two categories; things that are created, and body parts. These two things are slightly different, which are further explained in the paper, however it has to deal with mana. In the Hawaiian stories that we have inherited, kupua take their ancestors with them on their voyages. These ancestors are taken by way of familial objects, which are these spiritual items, termed herein as mea kupua.
Pages/Duration:117 pages
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