Kapauanuakea

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Kapau-a-Nuʻakea
Aliʻi Wahine of Molokaʻi
Predecessor Keoloewaakamauaua
Successor Kamauliwahine
Spouse Lanileo
Issue Kamauliwahine
Full name
Kapau-a-Nuʻakea
Father Keʻoloʻewa-a-Kamauaua
Mother Nuʻakea

Kapau-a-Nuʻakea was a Chiefess of Molokaʻi. She ruled as a Queen regnant of the island of Molokai.

According to the myth, her family descends from Nanaulu, 14th generation descendant of the god Wākea.[1][2]

She was the only known child of Chief Keʻoloʻewa-a-Kamauaua and Chiefess Nuʻakea. Through her father, she was the granddaughter of Kamauʻaʻua, the first known sovereign lord of Molokaʻi.[3][4]

Through her mother, she was the great-granddaughter of Maweke and cousin to Elepuʻukahonua, King of Oahu; Ewaulialaʻakona, King of ʻEwa; Mualani, Queen of Koʻolau; and Haulanuiaiakea, King of Kauai.

No special legend attaches to Kapau-a-Nuʻakea, nor to her husband Lanileo. Her daughter Kamauliwahine succeeded her as a queen.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kalākaua. The Legends And Myths of Hawaii: The Fable and Folk-lore of a Strange People. Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company Inc. of Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo Japan, 1972.
  2. ^ Kohana Au. Tales of the Mermaids of Waiahuakua.
  3. ^ Nathaniel Bright Emerson (2015). Pele and Hiiaka. Lulu Press, Inc.
  4. ^ Rubellite Kawena Johnson. Kumulipo, the Hawaiian hymn of creation.

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Preceded by
Keʻoloʻewa-a-Kamauʻaʻua
Chiefess of Molokaʻi Succeeded by
Kamauliwahine