NUUANU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gridlock traffic on the Pali Highway every morning can be frustrating for most commuters. But Amy Kalili is here to give us something to think about as our cars crawl through a valley with a rich Hawaiian history.
Aloha mai e na hoa ʻôlelo Hawai'i. He âina kama'âina nô o Nu'uanu i ka nui o kâkou e kona ala hele e holo nui ʻia i kçlâ me kçia lâ. Eia mai he mo'olelo hoihoi no ia wahi.
Many of us are familiar with Nuʻuanu because we travel throught there constantly. Here's a story for the area.
ʻO ka manaʻo o "Nuʻuanu" ʻo ia kçlâ "nuʻu", he wahi kiʻekiʻena, "anu"."
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"Nuʻu" is a peak and "anu" is cool.
A ʻo ia kahi i noho ai nâ akua i ka hiki ʻana mai i Hawaiʻi. I kçia mau lâ, maʻa kâkou iâ Nuʻunau ma kona ʻano he awâwa i waena o Mânoa i ka hikina a Kapâlama i k e komohana.
It was a home to the gods of old. Today, we see Nuʻuanu as a large valley between Mânoa and Kapâlama.
Eia naʻe ma ka moʻolelo o Keaomelemele, ʻaʻole ia he awâwa ma kçlâ manawa. He kualapa e piʻi ana i kçlâ mauna o Konahuanui.
But in the tale of Keaomelemele, it was a ridge leading up to Konahuanui.
ʻO Konahuanui kahi kiʻekiʻe loa o nâ Koʻolau a he mea hula ʻo Keaomelemele i hânai ʻia e nâ akua o ia wahi o Nuʻuanu, Waolani, me Konahuanui mâ.
Konahuinui is the highest peak in the Koʻolau's. Keaomelemele was a hula dancer raised by the gods of the area.
i kona ʻuniki ʻana ma muli o kona haʻa ʻana a hoʻokuʻikuʻi i ka ʻâina, ua hoʻoâ ʻia o Nuʻuanu a he awâwa.
The power of her dancing split Nuʻuanu ridge into a valley.
ʻO Waolani ʻo ia kahi o Oʻahu Country Club, a piʻi aʻe ʻoe ma Nuʻuanu, aia ma ka ʻaoʻao ʻEwa.
Wahi a kekahi moʻolelo ma laila nô i kûkulu ʻia ka heiau mua loa.
Waolani is area on the ʻEwa side of Nuʻuanu, where Oʻahu Country Club is.
Hiki ke hoʻomaopopo ma mua, ʻo ia kahi i noho ai ka poʻe ʻeʻepa, kapa ʻia ka ʻeʻepa, ka menehune ma, ka mû, he wahi ʻeʻehia ia ma mua i hele nui ʻole ʻia e kanaka.
Those living here had peculiar powers, like the meneuhune and the mû. The mystery of this place kept people away.
Nui nâ moʻolelo no Nuʻuanu. He wahi pana. He ʻâina moʻolelo o Nuʻuanu.
There are many stories of Nuʻuanu!
A e kûkala ʻia aku nô kekahi o ia mau moʻolelo i kçia mua aku.
And we'll bring you more of these stories in the future.
E malama a ho'ôla mau ʻia nô keia mau mo'olelo no ko kâkou ʻâina o Hawaiʻi nei. Aloha.
Let's remember these stories of our home, Hawaiʻi.