Welcome to “Sacred Mauna Kea-He Makahiapo Kapu Na Wakea” (the sacred Firstborn child of Wakea, the Hawaiian God, of the Sky) 

Mauna Kea is the piko, umbilical cord, or center, of existence for Hawaiians. This page is meant to examine this custom and how this is so through history and present, oral, written, spiritual traditions and practices.

Many say Mauna Kea is sacred. Let us look at how Mauna Kea is held sacred by Hawaiians and examples of this idea through history to the present.

Please contribute your ʻike and manaʻo. Feel free to post and comment. We enjoy moʻolelo and pictures of all types.

Let us bring Mauna Kea back to the piko and to the center of our beings as people of Hawaii.

10 responses to “About

  1. There are many problems with Aloha Aina descriptions of Mauna Kea that prove the positions taken are coming from makaaina’na, not ali’i nui. The ali’i nui know Mauna Kea is not Mauna Wakea, since the Tahitian ali’i that became the Hawaiian ali’i knew a Mauna Wakea in Bora Bora, and even then, they knew that wasn’t the original Mauna Wakea. Stop using the word “sacred”. The only thing sacred is land and rocks in Israel to those who believe Old Hebrew Mythology is truth and knowledge. The whole top of Mauna Kea is KAPU AINA. There is no direct translation of kapu to English, possibly “ancestral law” but not ‘sacred’. Start referring to Mauna Kea for what it is, kapu aina, and the whole top is for ancestral burial grounds. It is kapu to even be talking about kapu with makaaina’na. The ancestral Hawaiian burials were done in secret to be kept a secret. The other huge weighing factor is Mauna Kea is the hale of Poliahu. The volcano is not Poliahu but it is her hale and she is in a very deep sleep, possibly in a coma. It is only respect to stop desecrating an ancestral burial ground and a shelter for one of the kupua ohana. Stop using the word sacred, and the reason it is kapu is that it is the hale of Poliahu.


  2. Mauna Kea is a ROCK most suitable for modern telescopes to view the stars! No one is even SUGGESTING that those that believe it is ‘sacred’ will not be able to practice their beliefs. The Mountain is big enough to accommodate everyone and ‘hell-fire’ will NOT rain down on those who build and support the Telescopes. Those pushing the ‘sacred’ double talk are those mostly disillusioned by the idea that Hawaii should once again be a sovereign nation, something that will NEVER happen. They seek only to disrupt the advancement of science and the forward progress of our STATE! The past can NOT be redone, by anyone. The FEW people that EVER used the mountain as a place of worship make use of the roads built to reach the summit as do workers and tourists. Perhaps the visitors center should account for the number (and names) of ‘worshipers’ to help debunk the idea that our ‘sacred mountain’ doesn’t mean as much to the average Hawaiian as the protesters claim..


  3. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this excellent blog!

    I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to new updates and will talk about this site with
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    • It’s 2016 and cultural ignorance is such that a fool like you considers the basis of Hawaiian theology idiotic? It is you that needs education, it is you who is the idiot. The western materialistic worldview is one of many, and such cultural intolerance should not be taken lightly, please go do your homework, and cultivate some respect.

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    • How disrespectful, Mauna Kea Is an ancient burial ground for the highest of Ali’i, it contains most of Hawai’i’s freshwater aquifers that WILL be damaged because of the need to dig deep into the mountain due to unstable, rocky grounds just for stability. Mauna Kea is thought to be the birthplace of all Hawaiians. Do your reasearch before coming on here and being Ignorant and calling my people idiots.

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  4. aloha
    does anyone know of a list of companies or corporations that have publicly assisted the movement 2 protect mauna kea? i would luv 2 know who has helped aid the cause in any way, whether its using their presence 2 reach out locally or globally 2 shed light on the situation or share a link 2 the petition on their own websites or social media or providing supplies 2 the protectors or taking a break from advertising their own products or services 2 voice their support… i would like 2 thank them 4 their kokua by showing my appreciation.
    mahalo nui loa

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