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Hawaiian Astronomy

In native traditions, it is recorded that the stars and their alignments in the heavens played an important role in the lives of the people. The appearance and position of stars and constellations in the Hawaiian skies announced the beginnings of ceremonial periods, the transitions of seasons, set in place the times of worship of particular gods, and were portends of events of personal and national importance.

~excerpt from
Mauna Kea – Kuahiwi Ku Ha‘o i ka Malie
By Kepa Maly
©1997 Kepa Maly, Kumu Pono Associates and Native Lands Institute


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