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Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua

Updated: Jul. 3, 2021 at 8:29 PM HST
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Composed as a tradtional mele wehi for the goddess of the snow, Poliahu, the words of the song honor the area called Puʻuhuluhulu as the adornment of lofty Mauna Kea. Haku mele Chad Takatsugi pays tribute to Poliahu, the woman who dwells in the cold and he mentions the beautiful and hardy ʻaʻaliʻi shrubs standing firmly amid the mist and the Kaiāulu wind.