WAKEA”~ Wide Spread Sky, Wakea was the ancestor of the Hawaiian people. Storytellers have said that Papa (Father Earth) gives birth to a gourd, which forms a Calabash and its cover. Wakea throws up the cover and it becomes the sky. He throws up the pulp and it becomes the sun, the seeds become the stars, the white lining of the gourd becomes the moon. Of the Calabash itself, Wakea makes the land and the ocean.
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