Naupaka the Hawaiian legend

Naupaka, Hawaiian legend
Naupaka, Hawaiian legend

There is several legend about this flower NAUPAKA.

This is one of them.

There was a beautiful Hawaiian princess Naupaka.

One day, her friends noticed that Naupaka looked very sad. They wanted help her and asked what was wrong with you?.

“I have fallen in love with a man named Kaui but Kaui is not of noble birth—he is a commoner.” According to Hawaiian tradition, it was strictly forbidden for members of royalty to marry people from the common ranks.

Distressed, Naupaka and Kaui traveled long and far, seeking a solution to their dilemma. They climbed up a mountain to see a kahuna who was staying at a heiau (temple). Alas, he had no clear answer for the young lovers. “There is nothing I can do,” he told them, “but you should pray. Pray at this heiau.”

So they did. And as they prayed, rain began to fall. Their hearts torn by sorrow, Naupaka and Kaui embraced for a final time. Then Naupaka took a flower from her ear and tore it in half, giving one half to Kaui. “The gods won’t allow us to be together,” she said. “You go live down by the water, while I will stay up here in the mountains.”

As the two lovers separated, the naupaka plants that grew nearby saw how sad they were. The very next day, they began to bloom in only half flowers.

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Mahalo nui loa.

Chief guide Akima

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