According to the Hawaiian
chants, Chief Maweke
(also spelled Māweke
in Hawaiian; Hawaiian pronunciation: MAH-WEH-KEH
) was a chief of the highest known rank who lived in the 11th century
He is described in the legends as a wizard (or priest, kahuna
in Hawaiian language
) and an Aliʻi
(a noble) of "the blue blood" (a Hawaiian nobleman of the highest rank). He was an ancestor of the royalty of the island of Oahu
He was not of Hawaiian origin, but came to Hawaii from Tahiti and was famous for his knowledge of black magic. His famous ancestor was Nanaulu.
His parents are named in the chants as Kekupahaikala (father) and Maihikea (mother).
When he arrived to Oahu, Maweke erected a temple to the god called Kanaloa.
Maweke married woman named Naiolaukea (Naiolakea). They had children:
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