Kamehameha the Great, conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1810. Kamehameha's full Hawaiian name is Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kaui Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea.
Clickable Map of the Hawaiian Islands - Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu-- this map is interactive and names each of the islands. When you click on the island is give a short paragraph describing what it is known for.
The red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a songbird with a prominent red head and crest. This species belongs in the family of the tanagers (Thraupidae). Notwithstanding its similar name, this bird is not closely related to the true cardinal family (Cardinalidae).It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest.
Poliahu is the Hawaiian snow goddess. She is the presiding spirit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii. Her name means 'caress'. According to Hawaiian lore, Poliahu inhabits Mauna Kea, the greatest volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her home is Pu'u Poliahu, a hill near the summit. To the ancient Hawaiians, this was sacred ground.