Uē ka Lani, Ola ka Honua: Reclaiming the Names of Our Life-Sustaining Winds and Rains


For generations we have called upon the rains and winds, learned their names, and studied their behaviors and characteristics. These elements are familial relations, embodiments of the akua, and sources of our identity. Our kuleana to know our Hawaiian rains and winds and to perpetuate this knowledge continues today.

Journey with the authors of Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names across the Hawaiian Islands through mele, hula, and moʻolelo to learn about the hundreds of rains and winds that have shaped our lāhui. Discover how and why certain names were given, and celebrate this rich, living legacy of ʻike Hawaiʻi.