The history of the Hawaiian islands is
of an astonishing beauty.
So much is forgotten and
so much is only vaguely remembered.
The Royal Family of Hawaii has written down
a lot of the history, both in factual writing and
by noting down the myths of the people.
Parts of the history are also to be found in the museums,
in the beautiful Hula dance, in some remnants of the music.
The people of Hawaii have only made a start
in this remembring process.
This webpage will grow and
give a sketch of this fascinating history.
1. The Hawaiian islands are by many seen as related to
the bigger island Lemuria. This is not so strange as it seems.
Islands have grown and have sunken over and over.
Even now geologists think
that the big island of Hawaii will break in two halves and
one of the two halves will slide away eventually into the Pacific.
It will not happen tomorrow but somewhere in the far future.
So it not impossible that this has happened before with other islands.
2. On New Calidonia man-made cylinders have been found
in graves of 13000 years old dated by carbon dating.
That's really very old and unexplained.
3. On Pitcairn island is found an inscription in
the ancient Egyptian language about a shipwreck.
4. On the islands of Ponape and Tanack
in the Pacific have been found 90 artificial islands
and dams of an unknown civilization.
Walls up to 40 feet. Nobody knows how old these structures are,
but it is certainly remarkable and shows there were
people in the Pacific capable of doing things with
amazingly huge slabs of basalt.
5. King Kalakaua knew a lot about the history of his country.
He saw it as a possibility that larger islands or
small continents were in existence once. He based this on the fact
that at least seven islands between Hawaii and Southern islands
have sunken around the year 1200. These islands were once used
as resting places when travelling between the Pacific islands.
Also he refers to big structures on Eastern island and
other Southern islands. See page 18 of His Majesty's book of 1887.
The sinking away of the islands south of Hawaii
is possibly the reason why the Paao system of religion
could survive for 800 years. The sunken islands were used
by migrants to lead the way and to have safe harbours on the way.
It is like this:
a beautiful and peaceful religion existed on the Hawaiian islands
from probably 400AD until about 1000AD.
This period was female dominated, with harmony, beauty, prosperity.
Somewhere between 1000 and 1200AD several waves
of immigrants came over from Tahiti.
They brought a horrible religion, the so called Paao system.
Tapu was installed with the death panalty for trespassers.
Human sacrifices with piles of victims on certain occasions.
Many wars between the islands.
This Paao religion was abolished by the Hawaiian people in 1820AD.
Now is the time that the Hawaiian people are slowly
regaining their old religion of peace.
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