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Hawaiʻiloa is the hero of an iʻIsland of Hawai, named in his honor.[2]

The legend contains reference to his sons: Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Maui, who settled on the islands that bear their names.

Hawaiʻiloa, Honolulu Harbor

The story of Hawaiʻiloa has received a great deal of attention from modern Hawaiians, as a realistic depiction of the settling of the islands, consistent with current anthropological and historical beliefs. Many people believe it is a validation of the veracity of ancient Hawaiian oral traditions.

It is perhaps from such a motive that the voyaging canoe Hawaiʻiloa was named after the legendary navigator. This canoe was built and sailed to prove that Polynesians were bold, intentional navigators, not the hapless voyagers blown off course that some theories of Polynesian migration claimed. The canoe Hawaiʻiloa is now docked at Honolulu Harbor. It is often sailed on long voyages throughout the Pacific Ocean in hopes of studying voyaging techniques used in antiquity.

However, the story of Hawaiʻiloa is attested only by late sources, such as the antiquarians

  1. ^ The legend of Hawaiiloa by Bruce Cartwright
  2. ^ "Origins of Hawaii's Names". Retrieved 2007-02-24. 


See also

ahu. ʻiloa. Kamakau says that the first man and woman were Hulihonua and Keakahuilani, and that they were created on Oʻ. Malo says that there are many stories of the origin of the Hawaiians, and cites some migration tales, some legends of indigenous origin. He does not mention HawaiSamuel Kamakau or David Maloiloa is not mentioned in early Hawaiian sources like ʻ

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