Noho Ana Laka
Noho ana Laka i ka uluwehiwehi
Kū ana i luna ʻo Moʻohelāia
Ka ʻōhiʻa kū i luna ʻo Maunaloa
Aloha mai Kaulana a ʻula iaʻu
Eia ka ʻula lā, he ʻūlāleo
He mōhai e kānaenae naʻu iā ʻoe
E Laka ē
Unknown place near the summit of Maunaloa, Molokaʻi.
A female deity, a kupua, who at death became one of the divinities, au-makua, of the
hula. Her name was conferred on the place claimed as her residence, on Mauna-loa,
island of Molokai.
Full name ohia-ku-makua; a variety of the ohìa, or lehua, whose wood was used in
making temple gods. A rough stem of this tree stood on each side near the hala-pepe.
Full form Kaulana-a-ula; the name of a deity belonging to the order, papa, of the hula.
Its meaning is explained in the expression ula leo, in the next line.
A singing or trilling sound, a tinnitus aurium, a sign that the deity Kaulana-ula was making
some communication to the one who heard it.
Unwritten Literature of Hawaii, na Nathaniel B. Emerson
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