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Umi-a-Liloa

Biography

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The Hawaiian Language | Insights on PBS Hawai'i

 

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Umi-a-Liloa Mural, Paʻauilo School 2016

 

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He Mele no Umi a Liloa - May Fest 2016, Paʻauilo School

 

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The Queens Song

 

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Guardians

ʻUmi-a-Līloa was a ruling ali'i-ai-moku who inherited religious authority of Hawai'i from his father, High Chief Liloa, whose line is traced, unbroken to Hawaiian "creation". His mother was Akahi. She was of a lesser line of chiefs who Liloa had fallen in love with when he discovered her bathing in a river. He became Chief after the death of his half-brother Hākau, who inherited the lands of his father to rule. Umi-a-Liloa was considered a just ruler, religious and the first to unite almost all of [Hawaii (island]. The legend of Umi is one of the most popular hero sagas in Hawaiian history. While there is probably embellishment to the story, as many sagas do, a portion of historic accuracy remains.
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