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The Kumulipo (Hawaiian Creation Chant) December 1, 2003

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At the time when the earth became hot
At the time when the heavens turned about
At the time when the sun was darkened
To cause the moon to shine
The time of the rise of the Pleiades

The slime, this was the source of the earth
The source of the darkness that made darkness
The source of the night that made night
The intense darkness, the deep darkness
Darkness of the sun, darkness of the night
Nothing but night.

The night gave birth
Born was Kumulipo in the night, a male
Born was Po’ele in the night, a female

O ke au i kahuli wela ka honua
O ke au i kahuli lole ka lani
O ke au i kuka’iaka ka la.
E ho’omalamalama i ka malama
O ke au o Makali’i ka po
O ka walewale ho’okumu honua ia
O ke kumu o ka lipo, i lipo ai
O ke kumu o ka Po, i po ai
O ka lipolipo, o ka lipolipo
O ka lipo o ka la, o ka lipo o ka po
Po wale ho–‘i
Hanau ka po
Hanau Kumulipo i ka po, he kane
Hanau Po’ele i ka po, he wahine

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