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The Wind Gourd of Laʻamaomao

According to legend, this calabash, belonging to Laʻamaomao, the goddess of the winds, was passed to her son Pākaʻa. It contained the many winds of the islands these could be called to service through chant. The legend of the Ipu Makani is still very popular.
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Grades:
6 7 8 InformalEducation
Topics:
ArchaeologyCultureArt
Learning Time:
5-10minutes
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CulturalCollections HawaiianHall
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