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Māui (Hawaiian Mythology)
In Hawaiian religion, Māui is a culture hero and ancient chief who appears in several different genealogies. In the Kumulipo he is the son of ʻAkalana and his wife Hina-a-ke-ahi (Hina). This couple has four sons, Māui-mua, Māui-waena, Māui-kiʻikiʻi and Māui-a-kalana. Māui-a-kalana's wife is named Hinakealohaila; his son is Nanamaoa. Māui is one of the Kupua
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Arman Manookian
Arman Tateos Manookian (Armenian: Արման Թադէոս Մանուկեան; May 15, 1904 – May 10, 1931) was an Armenian-American painter best known for his works depicting Hawaiian scenes.Contents1 Early life 2 Artistic work 3 References 4 NotesEarly life[edit] Manookian was the oldest of three children born to a Christian Armenian family in Istanbul.[1] As a teenager, he survived the Armenian Genocide. Manookian immigrated to the United States in 1920. At the age of 16 he studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Later he took classes at the Art Students League of New York before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1923. While serving in the U. S. Marine Corps he was assigned as a clerk to the author and historian, Major Edwin North McClellan. Artistic work[edit]'Hawaiian Boy and Girl', mural by Arman ManookianIn 1927, Manookian was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, but remained in Hawaii
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Scorpius
Scorpius
Scorpius
is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for scorpion, and its symbol is ( Unicode
Unicode
♏). Scorpius
Scorpius
is one of the 48 constellations identified by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy
Ptolemy
in the second century. It is an ancient constellation that pre-dated the Greeks.[1] It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Polynesian Navigation
Traditional Polynesian navigation
Polynesian navigation
was used for thousands of years to make long voyages across thousands of miles of the open Pacific Ocean. Navigators travelled to small inhabited islands using wayfinding techniques and knowledge passed by oral tradition from master to apprentice, often in the form of song. Generally each island maintained a guild of navigators who had very high status; in times of famine or difficulty they could trade for aid or evacuate people to neighboring islands
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Ghosts In Polynesian Culture
There was widespread belief in ghosts in Polynesian culture, some of which persists today. After death, a person's ghost would normally travel to the sky world or the underworld, but some could stay on earth. In many Polynesian legends, ghosts were often involved in the affairs of the living. Ghosts might also cause sickness or even invade the body of ordinary people, to be driven out through strong medicines.[1]Contents1 Ghost spirit 2 Legends 3 Influence of ghosts 4 In the arts 5 See also 6 ReferencesGhost spirit[edit] In the reconstructed Proto-Polynesian language, the word "*qaitu"[2] refers to a ghost, the spirit of a dead person, while the word "*tupuqa" has a broader meaning including all supernatural beings.[3] Some of the ancient Māui legends that are common throughout the Polynesian islands include the idea of a double soul inhabiting the body
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Facing Future
Facing Future is an album by Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, released in 1993. The best-selling album of all time by a Hawaiian artist, Facing Future combines traditional Hawaiian-language songs, hapa haole songs with traditional instrumentation and two Jawaiian (Island reggae) tracks. The album's sales have been driven not only by its popularity with Hawaiian audiences but by its popularity in the mainland United States and around the world, particularly the track "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," which has been licensed for use in movies (Finding Forrester, Meet Joe Black, 50 First Dates, Fred Claus, Hubble, Son of the Mask) television shows (ER, Cold Case, Jon & Kate Plus 8, Life On Mars, Glee) and commercials (eToys)
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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole (Hawaiian pronunciation: [kəˌmɐkəˌvivoˈʔole], translation: "The Fearless Eyed Man"; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997), also called Braddah Iz (Brother Iz), was a Native Hawaiian musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty activist. His voice became famous outside Hawaii
Hawaii
when his album Facing Future was released in 1993. His medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" was released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi
Ka ʻAnoʻi
and Facing Future
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Polynesian Narrative
The Polynesian narrative
Polynesian narrative
or Polynesian mythology
Polynesian mythology
encompasses the oral traditions of the people of Polynesia, a grouping of Central and South
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Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(/lɪn mænˈwɛl məˈrændə/; born January 16, 1980)[1] is an American composer of Puerto Rican ancestry, lyricist, playwright, and actor best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights
In the Heights
and Hamilton. He co-wrote the songs for Disney's Moana soundtrack (2016) and is set to co-star in the upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda's awards include a Pulitzer Prize, three Grammy
Grammy
Awards, an Emmy
Emmy
Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and three Tony Awards. Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which premiered on Broadway in 2008
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Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes team. After being cut from the Calgary Stampeders
Calgary Stampeders
of CFL two months into the 1995 season, he began training for a career in professional wrestling, following in the footsteps of various family members, including his grandfather Peter Maivia
Peter Maivia
and his father Rocky Johnson, from whom he inherited Canadian citizenship in 2009.[7] Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time,[8][9][10] Johnson gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004 and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history
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Moana (2016 Film)
Moana (/moʊˈɑːnə/) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Animation Studios
and released by Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures. It is the 56th Disney animated feature film. Directed by Ron Clements
Ron Clements
and John Musker, co-directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, the film introduces Auliʻi Cravalho
Auliʻi Cravalho
as Moana and features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk. The film features songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
and Opetaia Foa'i and orchestral score composed by Mark Mancina. The film tells the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess
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Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Animation Studios (WDAS[7]), also referred to as Disney Animation, headquartered at the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios in Burbank, California,[8] is an American animation studio that creates animated feature films, short films, and television specials for The Walt Disney
Disney
Company. Founded on October 16, 1923,[1] it is a division of The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios. The studio has produced 56 feature films, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) to Moana (2016).[9] It was founded as the Disney
Disney
Brothers Cartoon Studio in 1923 and incorporated as Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Productions in 1929. The studio was exclusively dedicated to producing short films until it expanded into feature production in 1934
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Honolulu Museum Of Art
www.honolulumuseum.org Honolulu
Honolulu
Academy of ArtsU.S. National Register of Historic PlacesLocation 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HawaiiCoordinates 21°18′25″N 157°51′5″W / 21.30694°N 157.85139°W / 21.30694; -157.85139Coordinates: 21°18′25″N 157°51′5″W / 21.30694°N 157.85139°W / 21.30694; -157.85139Built 1927Architectural style Other, HawaiianNRHP reference # 72000415[1]Added to NRHP March 25, 1972The Honolulu
Honolulu
Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu
Honolulu
Academy of Arts) is an art museum in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The museum is largest of its kind in the state, and was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke
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Ahupua'a
Ahupuaʻa is an old Hawaiian term for a large traditional socioeconomic, geologic, and climatic subdivision of land (comparable to the tapere in the Southern Cook Islands).Contents1 History 2 Today 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The traditional subdivision system has four hierarchical levels:mokupuni (whole island - main islands except Kahoʻolawe):Hawaii Kauaʻi Lānaʻi Maui
Maui
(with Kahoʻolawe) Molokaʻi Niʻihau Oʻahumoku (largest subdivisions of an island) ahupuaʻa ʻili (two or three per ahupuaʻa, but
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Wiliwili
Wiliwili, with the scientific name Erythrina
Erythrina
sandwicensis, is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae
Fabaceae
that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It is the only species of Erythrina
Erythrina
that naturally occurs there
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