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Kane-noho-pali-lalo: dwelling in the lower cliff
g. Plants.
Kane-i-ka-ho'opuakea: pale flower
Kane-i-ka-pua-lalahua: seed-scattering flower
Kane-i-kamaile: Alyxia olivaeformis
Kane-i-ka-palai: Microlepi setosa
Kane-i-ka-ei'ie: Freycinetla arborea
Kane-i-ka-pua-lehua: Metrosideros macropus
Kane-i-ka-pualena: yellow flower
Kane-i-ka-'olapa: Cheirodendron spp.
Kane-i-ka-halapepe: Dracaena (Pleomele) aurea
Kane-i-ke-kalo: Colocasia esculenta
Kane-i-ke-ko: Saccharum officinarum
Kane-'ohe: Graminae bambusa
Kane-i-ka-'awa: Piper methysticum
(pua-kala): spiny poppy (kala, 'to forgive')
(limu-kala): seaweed, Sargassum spp.
h. Birds.
Ka-pueo-kahi: lone owl (bird of Kamehameha IV)
Ka-pueo-makalulu: owl of peace ("still eyes")
i. Procreation, fertility.
Pohaku-o-Kane: stone-of-Kane pillar as fertility shrine

4. Symbolization of the god Kanaloa.

a. God of the sea.
octopus, as symbol of the eight-eyed, or eight-legged wind compass rayfish whale, propoise, whale ivory coral (with Kane)
b. Plant forms.
banana fiber, as used in cordage ('awe'awe, plantain).
uhaloa (Waltheria americana), with Kamapua'a/Lono
black 'awa ('awa hiwa), with Kane.
c. Other
sunlight and white color (with Kane)

To summarize the discussion of kinolau symbolism, although more thorough analysis is really needed, suffice it to say that a significant number are staple plants, or basic, necessary food plants: taro (Kane, Lono, Haloa); sweet potato (Lono); breadfruit (Ku, Haumea); cane (Kane). Another group are medicine and narcotic plants; 'uhaloa (Lono, Kanaloa); ti plant (Ku, Lono); kala (Lono); or fiber plants: coconut (Ku); banana plaintain (Kanaloa); fern down as stuffing for embalming the dead or for fire-making (Ku-pulupulu, Lono-makua). A very important group are hardwood plants and trees used in making weapons, implements, and in general building of houses, canoes, or carving of images, all forms of Ku. Others

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