Hānau Ka Ua

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"Hānau ka Ua is the fullest record of Hawaiian rain names and their lore to date, drawing on oral tradition and literature, including approximately three hundred ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i primary sources from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries containing chants, songs, laments, and narratives. The existence of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of rain and wind names is evidence of the value our kūpuna attached to these forces. This compilation will help toward maintaining the connection our kūpuna had with the Hawaiian universe and toward knowing the rains as our kūpuna knew them, enriching all aspects of our lives."