Ka-wai-a-Haʻo Spring

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Ka-wai-a-Haʻo, the famed waters of the chief Haʻo. Haʻo was middle child of King Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku and one of the grandsons of Queen Keakealaniwahine of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi and Iwikauikaua of Oʻahu. Queen Keakealaniwahine of Hawaiʻi Islandʻs second reigning queen and ancestor to nearly every great royal and noble houses of Keawe, ʻĪ, Mahi and later Kamehameha, Kalākaua and Kawānanakoa. The grandson, Haʻo, lived on his grandfatherʻs lands of Kou (now called Honolulu). Honolulu was a dry dusty place to live and traditionally Oʻahu chiefs preferred Wahiawā or Waikīkī. But Kou was renown for its gambling, wrestling, cock fights, trading and parties. Haʻo was an aliʻi but was a shy middle child. He was honest in his dealings and did not like to be reminded of his position that though he was a middle child, he still held status. Haʻo one day had a dream which told him to dig at a certain part of his lands. The next day, he did so but nothing was found. Later, he had the same dream. The next day, he ignored the dream and went on his business. Then for a third time, he had the same dream so the next day, he prayed, made an offering and dug. Then came the spring water of Ka-wai-a-Haʻo.

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