Kumulipo, Fourteenth Age
Translated by Queen Liliuokalani
in 1897

                   
  The husbands (meaning of name)

Liaikuhonua (longing for earth)
Laka (subdued)
Kamooalewa (serpent in space)
Maluapo (shade of night)
Kinilauemano
Halo (peer around)
Kamanookalani (shark of heavens)
Kamakaokalani (eyes of the heavens)
Keohookalani (hair of the heavens)
Kaleiokalani (wreath of the heavens)
Kalalii (day of chiefs)
Malakupua

Haule (fallen, lost)
Namea (those things)
Nananuu (crimpy)
Lalokona
Honuapoiluna (upper earth in darkness)
Pokinikini (many nights)
Pomanomano (many nights)
Kupukupuanuu (sprout forth)
Kamoleokahonua (foundation of the earth)
Paiaalani (walls of heaven)
Kamoku (an island)
Mokulu
Milipomea (fondle night objects)
Hookumukapo (beginning of night)
Lukahakona (shake of rottenness)

The wives (meaning)

Keakahulihonua (shadow that sought the earth)
Kapapaialaka (board that's laka's)
Lapuukahonua (doubled up earth)
Laweakeao (taken to the clouds)
Upalu (tender, soft)
Kinilauewalu.
Kalanianoho (sitting heavens)
Kahuaokalani (fringe of the heavens)
Kamaookalani (quietness of the heavens)
Kapuohiki (pile of ohikis)
Keaomele (day of songs)
Keaoaoalani

Loaa (received, found)
Walea (comfort)
Lalohana (low work)
Lalohooaniani (air, lower work)
Honuailalo (earth beneath)
Polelehu (dusky night)
Pohakoikoi (heavy report)
Kupukupualani (sprouting forth heavenly)
Keaaokahonua (roots of the earth)
Kanikekoa (report from the corals)
Panainai (flat bottom)
Hiona (features)
Hanahanaiau (to make current)
Hoao (betrothed)
Niaulani (heavenward)

                   
 

Kupulanakehau was born a woman.
Kulaniehu was born a man.
Koiaakalani was born a woman.
Kupulauakehau the woman
Who lived with Kahiko, the Kahikoluamea,
To them was born Paupaniakea,
Who is no other than Wakea, or Lehuula, or Makulukulukaeeaulani.
After them came men with great bundles
Which were tied together and hung up in the night of Makalii.
The stars secured were hung in space.
Streaks of dawn were hung up with Kupoilaniva in space.
Rocking here and rocking there
Hung the bunches of swift offerings,
Hung the bunch of stars that rained in Wahilaninui,
Hung the flower of the heavens Kauluaihaimohai,
Hung the little stars of fighting omen,
Hung in tiers, hung Kahailono firmly,
Hung Wainaku, hung it firmly,
Hung Kikiula, hung Kehooea,
Hung Pouhanuu (the post of tiers), hung Kailiula (red skin),
Hung Kapakapa (edges), hung the Mananalo (insipid),
Hung Kona (south), hung the Waileia,
Hung Auhaku (composing period), hung Kamakaunulau,
Hung Hinalani (stumbled heavens), hung the Keoea (turtle clouds),
Hung Kaakaa (Open vision), hung the Poloula,
    Hung Kanikaniaula, hung Kauamea,
    Hung Kalalani (row of stars), hung the Kekepue,
    Hung Kaalolo (heap of brains), hung the Kaulanakala (resting place of the sun),
    Hung Hao (curious), hung the Aua (a fish),
Hung, twice hung, Lanikuhana,
Hung Hooleia (thrown away), hung Makeaupea,
Hung Kanihaalilo, hung the U-u (a fish),
Hung A-a (bird), hung the Ololu,
Hung Kamaio, hung the Kaululena (name of a wind),
Hung Ihuku (peaked nose), hung Ihumoa (chicken nose),
Hung Pipa (sneak), hung the Hoeu (stir up),
Hung Malana (unsteady), hung the Kakae (name of a place on Maui),
Hung Maliu (yield), hung the Kaulua (postpone), one of the months.
Hung Lanakamalama, hung the Nana (float), one of the months.
Hung Welo (trailing), hung Ikiiki (suffocating),
Hung Kaaona, hung Hinaieeleele (black Hina),
Hung Puanakau, hung up enjoyment,
Hung Hikikauelia, hung Kaelo,
Hung Kapawa (midnight), hung Hikkaulonomeha,
Hung Hokuula (red star), hung Poloahilani,
Hung Kaawela (red streak), hung Hanakalanai,

             Names of the months

    Hung Uliuli (blackness), hung Melemele (yellow),
    Hung Makalii (fineness), hung Nahuihui (the group of stars, Orion),
    Hung Kokoiki (little blood), hung Humu (to sew),
    Hung Moha'i, hung Kauluokaoka (accumulation of little things),
    Hung Kukui (lamp), hung Konamaukuku (their spikes),
    Hung Kamalie (calmness), hung Kamaliemua (the first calm),
    Hung Kamaliehope (later calmness),

Hung Hinaonalailena (Hina of the glowing calm),

             Names of stars

    Hung the Hiku (seven stars, Pleiades), hung Hiku kahi (first seven),
    Hung Hiku alua (second seven), hung Hiku kolu (third
    Hung Hiku hana (fourth seven), hung Hiku lima (fifth seven),
    Hung Hiku oni (seventh moon), hung Hiku pau (final seven),
    Hung Mahapili, hung huihui (cluster),
    Hung na Kao (the goat, Capricorn).

Strewed the seeds, finest seeds of stars in the heavens;
Strewed fine seed of gods, the sun became a god,
Strewed the seeds from Hina; Lonomaku was formed like jelly,
The food on which subsisted Hinahanaikamalama or Waka,
Sought for by Wakea in the deep blue sea,
In the coral mound, ’mongst rough waves,
Causing Hinaiaa kamalama to float, a sprig,
’Twas flung into his canoe, she was thereby called Hina the sprig;
Taken ashore and warmed by the fire.
Corals were born and eels were born,
Sea-urchins were born, sea-eggs were born.
Blackstone was born, volcanic rocks were born,
Whereby she was named Hinahalakoa.
Hina wanted food and Wakea provided,
Set his gods up and well bolstered,
Set them nicely in a row;
Then went after Hinakaweoa to be his wife.
A fowl was born and clung to Wakea's back.
’Twas a stain, this fowl that grew on the back of Wakea;
Wakea grew angry and tried to brush it off;
Wakea, provoked and annoyed,
Shook it off, and it lit on the roof.
That fowl on the roof,
That fowl was a chief
That came from the seed of Kaeoeo
That climbs in space.
The heavens did swing,
The earth does swing
In the starry space.

 
     
     
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