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Kamapuaʻa

/ Kama-puaʻa / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. A pig demigod.

  • References:
    • FS 196–249.

2. (Not cap.) n., A straggling native shrub (Hedyotis fluviatilis var. kamapuaana), found in Punaluʻu Valley, Oʻahu, where the pig god stole chickens.

  • References:
    • FS 197.

Nā LepiliTags: religion flora Oʻahu

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s. Kama, child, and puaa, hog. LIT. The son of a hog. The name of a fabled kupua or wizard, half man, half hog. He was the son of Hina and Kahikiula, and grandson of Kaunuaniho. Kamapuaa was the husband of Pele, and their child's name was Opeluhoolili. He was worshiped as a god.

Kamapuaa (kă'-mă-pŭ-a'a), n.

Parker Haw to Eng,

[Kama, child, and puaa, pig.] A fabled kupua or wizard, half man, half hog. He was the son of Hina and Kahikiula and a grandson of Kamaunuaniho, who robbed Olopana's bird preserve, and whose haunt was the Kaliuwaa Falls. He was worshiped as a god.

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