Kane & Kanaloa

First, a mini lesson in Hawaiian pronunciation: There is a break after every vowel. Every vowel. If there are several vowels together, each one is pronounced. Thus Kane is kah+nae. This post is about Ka*ne and Ka*na*lo*a, brothers who walked from one end of O*a*hu to the other, leaving streams of water (wa*i) to mark their passing.

Water

"Water"

Above the auditorium doors you see the Hawaiian god, Kane, and his little brother Kanaloa bring forth water from the rocks and creating Manoa spring. This mural was painted in 1952 by David Asherman. For more stories about Kane & Kanaloa, click here.

Posted for Jientje’s Photo Challenge called “Opening Doors
The idea is to post pictures of doors, or details of doors.
It has to be your own picture, no stealing from Mr Google!
That’s the only rule!

16 thoughts on “Kane & Kanaloa

  1. That would be a very unique entry in this week’s Thematic Photographic (Water) It’s not too late to get in for the week (but there’s a new prompt tomorrow, so ya better hurry!)
    Seems like I might remember this story vaguely from my trip there about a hundred years ago.
    Cool shot.

  2. That’s cool! I don’t have a problem with the bloomin’ breaks. It’s the when is the vowel long and when is it short? And when does i sound like ee and when does is sound like i? And when does a sound like ah and when does it sound like A and when does IT sound like i? ROFL!!! We mainlanders will NEVER get it!

  3. I like that painting. I have always found history and the unique cultures of people to be very interesting. Too many people forget their heritage and culture.

  4. Wow! I am SOOOO jealous that you live in HAWAII! Your door pictures are great! Do you take classes or anything at the University of Hawaii or did you happen to just stumble across that beautiful butterfly door?

  5. It’s fascinating the culture – it seems a real mixture. Certainly unique. Hawaii seems to have a culture (and language) all of its own (from what I see on your blog and the internet – never having been I am only guessing!)

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