Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hawaiian Wax Museum- Birth of Kamehameha I


It is said that there was rain, thunder, and lightning on the night when Kamehameha was born. He ua lokuloku no Ikuwa ke 'li'i (like the heavy rain of Ikuwa is the chief.) Here we see Kamehameha as a baby being taken away. His mother, Kekuʻiapoiwa, lays on the left. At his fathers command, Kamehameha was taken to escape possible death caused by neighboring enemies.

Kekuʻiapoiwa, the mother of Kamehameha.

Keoua, Kamehameha's father, handing off his son to Nae'ole the Chief of Kohala for protection. Nae'ole would become Kamehameha's Kahu (guardian).


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