Native Hawaiiantradition gives the origin of the island's name in the legend of Hawaiʻiloa, the navigator credited with discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. According to that legend, Hawaiʻiloa named the island of Maui after his son, who in turn was named for the demigod Māui. The earlier name of Maui was ʻIhikapalaumaewa. The Island of Maui is also called the "Valley Isle" for the large isthmus between its northwestern and southeastern volcanoes and the numerous large valleys carved into both mountains.
The Oahu thrush or ʻāmaui (Myadestes woahensis) was a bird in the genus Myadestes. Endemic to the island of Oahu, it was the first of its genus to go extinct, c. 1850.
Its island name ʻāmaui is technically a corruption, as the Hawaiians considered all the thrushes from Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Oahu to be one species, the ʻāmaui. It was a large brownish songbird that lived in much of the highland forests on Oahu. It may have been mainly a fruit eater like many of the other Hawaiian thrushes. Due to its quick extinction, little is known about the ʻāmaui. It may have nested in trees like the ‘ōma’o or nested in crevices like the extinct kāmaʻo. Its song was reported to be similar to the Molokai olomaʻo as it may be its closest relative. It went extinct due to serious habitat degradation and destruction. Mosquitoes, introduced about thirty years earlier, caused the birds to evacuate what little good habitat was left in the low altitude areas of Oahu - and if the birds did not leave, they would have contracted malaria and perished. Birds that retreated to upper elevations would have been harassed by introduced rats, which attack the berries and steal chicks from nests. This species' extinction was not well recorded, as no one mentions a specific year when the ʻāmaui was last identified. Scientists believe that the species vanished between 1840 and 1860, most likely during the late 1850s. It is known from a single specimen taken in 1825 (now lost) and subfossil bones. The name derives from manu a Māui: "Māui's bird.
Māui (Maui) is the great hero of Polynesian mythology. Stories about his exploits are told in nearly every Polynesian land. Maui in most cases is regarded as a demi-god, or as fully divine; in some places, he is regarded as merely human (Tregear 1891:233).
HawaiiEnergy announced Monday that it has awarded over $1 million in funding to 331 nonprofits and small businesses in Oahu, Maui and Hawaii counties through its Energy ReliefGrant program ... labor for removal of equipment, site preparations and installation, and shipping costs.
The ship is named in honor of the late U.S ... The Thomas Hudner was the last previous ship to head to sea in 2018. Some businesses in small Maui town get tourism boost. WAILUKU, Maui — Some local shops and restaurants in a small town on Maui’s north shore say they have ...
MauiGold Pineapples. Bring the taste of Hawaii to your table with pineapple from Maui Gold ... While in Maui we toured the Maui Gold pineapple farm and were provided with fresh samples, and that’s when I realized not all pineapples are the same ... But Maui Gold is the exact opposite, packed with flavor ... Maui Coffee Roasters.
“In this valley dwelt the priest who in the times of Maui was said to have the winds of heaven concealed in his calabash ... He was the brother of the infamous fire/lava/volcano goddess Pele, and the guardian of the ocean who dwelt in submerged caverns beneath the islands and frequented the waters near Maui.