Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, Pupukea
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Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, Pupukea


Laura - 6/26/2011 12:36 AM
It means "triggerfish with a snout like a pig" It’s the namesake of the demi-god Kamapua’a. He was a shape-shifter who could turn from man to hog usually. While fleeing from Pele (they had a very rocky romance), he first turned into a hog and then leaped into the sea and turned into this adorable fish with a pig nose. :-)
sadfish - 6/19/2011 9:30 AM
I think there was too much rum involved when this name was chosen