Similar to many world cultures, Hawaiian Mo‘olelo (stories) help explain why things happen in our world. Stories can help explain how the earth came to be, why certain weather patterns occur and help us understand our place in the world. Though Western science has opened up a great deal of understanding about the world, moʻolelo remain critical to a full comprehension of the Hawaiian culture.
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Last updated: September 29, 2021