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MO‘OLELO In ancient times, an elderly couple living near Kamōʻiliʻili had no water to grow their crops. They had to go to the mountains in search of food and travel to the lowlands for water. One night, an answer to their problem came to the old woman in a dream, and her husband had a similar dream the following night. They took the dream as a sign and made offerings to their ʻaumakua (family guardian) at the base of a hala tree and the old man then pulled up the tree and water spouted out from a spring under the trees massive roots. Ka puna hou, or the new spring, brought water to the numerous lo‘i in the area. It is from these events that the area was blessed with a sufficient supply of food and water for generations to come. This very spring still exists today in Honolulu.