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Triumphant return? 'Alala to be released into the wild later this year
“They eat a lot of fruit; they are seed dispersers for a lot of native trees,” he said, adding they also are 'aumakua for some Big Island families.
To the Rescue
“I'm a cultural practitioner and the ilio is my family's aumakua. This is just not pono (right),” says Nawahine-Kahoopii.
Mako Aumakua swimsuit review
Mako boast that you 'don't have to have a perfect body to look great in an Aumakua', their swimsuit range that takes its name from a Hawaiian god. And the suits reflect that with a sleek, streamlined design.
Aumakua, Familiars, and Spirit Animals . . . Oh My!
Aumakua (ow-ma-koo-ah) are very simply the spirits of deceased ancestors. They can be called on for protection, guidance, and spiritual support. The very first 'aumakua were the children of humans who had mated with the Akua, or primary gods, the main ...
The cultural significance of sharks in Hawaii
Culturally, sharks have also been held in high reverence by generations of Hawaiians as aumakua (family guardians)—ancestors reincarnated as animals and sent to protect family members. But not all sharks are considered aumakua. For Berry and most ...

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