"Ka ua koʻi-lipilipi o Kalihi." "The adz rain of Kalihi."
- ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1572, pg. 169 (Pukui 1983)
There is a story entitled "Ka Ua Poʻolipilipi-o-Kalihi" that describes the rain that sharpens the head. In the days of old, there were two lovers who hid in the forest so they could indulge in their passion without the girlʻs parents knowing. There, a little patter of rain fell upon them but they did not pay any attention. After a time, they went to see if the rain had cleared, but rain was still falling and they slept again. For some days and nights the rain fell and the two kept on sleeping. When they awoke, their heads were sharpened and flattened from sleeping so long while the rain fell day and night. Thus, the rain at Kalihi is called "the rain that sharpens the head at Kalihi," "Ka ua Poʻolipilipi-o-Kalihi." (Poepoe quoted by Sterling).
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