Poliahu is the Hawaiian snow goddess. She is the presiding spirit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Her name means 'caress'. According to Hawaiian lore, Poliahu inhabits Mauna Kea, the greatest volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her home is Pu'u Poliahu, a hill near the summit. To the ancient Hawaiians, this was sacred ground.
The red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a songbird with a prominent red head and crest. This species belongs in the family of the tanagers (Thraupidae). Notwithstanding its similar name, this bird is not closely related to the true cardinal family (Cardinalidae).It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest.
The White Tern (Gygis alba) is a small seabird found across the tropical oceans of the world. It is sometimes known as the Fairy Tern although this name is potentially confusing as it is the common name of the fairy tern Sternula nereis. Other names for the species include angel tern and white noddy.
The first and last Queen of Hawaii: Tragic life of Liliuokalani, whose reign over paradise island lasted just two years
THE LAST QUEEN OF HAWAII, 1891-1893. Queen Liliʻuokalani was deposed on January 17, 1893, and temporarily relinquished her throne to "the superior military forces of the United States". She had hoped the United States, like Great Britain earlier in Hawaiian history, would restore Hawaii's sovereignty to the rightful holder.
Aunty Edith Kanaka`ole (1913-1979) taught the Hawaiian language on Hawaii island for years, and was named “Hawaiian of the Year” in 1977 by the State Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Her other awards and recognition include the Governor’s Award of Distinction for Cultural Leadership, earned in 1979. In 1980 she was awarded the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for the Best Traditional Album Of the Year.