Happy King Kamehameha Day. 🙂
If you’re not up on your Hawaiian royalty, King Kamehameha was the man who conquered the warring tribes and united the Hawaiian Islands in the early 1800’s. Because of this, Hawaii was able to stay an independent nation rather than be absorbed as a colony by any of the European powers that trolled the seas seeking to claim newly discovered land for king and country.
I recall reading how this Hawaiian king was born under a prophecy. Apparently several key signs occurred just prior to his birth…things like odd storms and strange lights in the sky (Halley’s comet). Because of the unusual signs and threats from warring tribes, the newborn was hidden away. Several versions of the King Kamehameha story have events playing out so he was eventually raised by an uncle who taught him all he needed to know to become a warrior king. There’s even a “sword in the stone” -type legend that said the man to move the Naha stone (a large immovable stone) would be the man to unite the Hawaiian islands. Kamehameha not only moved it, he flipped it over.
I found two videos to tell the tale. Enjoy!
That ancient Hawaiian form of martial arts is fascinating.
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