Manoa Valley Ahupua’a. An Ahupua’a is a natural land division, which is bordered by streams from Mauka to Makai. Typical Ahupua’a. Ohana: Family Life. Hawaiian tradition recognizes that people are descendants of the kalo plant Ohana comes from Kalo Makua = parent Oha (sprout) = child.
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Ohana: Family Life
Hawaiian tradition recognizes that people are descendants of the kalo plant
Ohana comes from Kalo
Makua = parent
Oha (sprout) = child
Ohana were guided by family spirits called ‘Aumakua
They were ancestors of the family who provided guidance and advise
They took on forms of nature such as mano: sharks (most revered), honu: turtles, pueo: owls
Illustrates how Hawaiians are connected to nature, their surroundings
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