Booby(a type of bird)
True north on the Hawaiian star compass
The star Sirius
Swells are stable patterns of long-traveled ocean waves created by the strong winds of distant storms. Ocean swells are an important navigational clue because they tend to maintain their direction.
A forest bird, also called a fly catcher, that was important to canoe building.
The breadfruit tree and its fruit
Translated literally as "cared for by the moon," this is the name given to the constellation called the Southern Cross
Arcturus, Hawai'i's zenith star
The star Capella
Polaris, the North Star
Empty, also the name of one of the houses on the Hawaiian star compass
The pandanus tree, also called the "walking palm"
House, in reference to the Hawaiian star compass, which contains 32 hale
The name used to identify the country, state, and island of Hawai'i
The name of a great chief, said in some accounts to have discovered Hawai'i. This name was also given to a voyaging canoe built using only natural materials.
South, or left
Figure eight knot. Also called the stopper knot, this knot stops a rope frm passing through a hole or grommet.
The northwest quadrant of the Hawaiian star compass
Clove hitch. Also used for hog-tying wild pigs, this knot is used to temporarily tie down the sweep, the large paddle used to steer the canoe.
The ti leaf plant
One of the four Hawaiian starlines, also called the backbone
Taro, the main staple food of Hawai'i
A cloth made from the punded inner bark of the wauke (paper mulberry) plant
Bowline. This knot is used to tie two canoes together or to tie down sails.
The northeast quadrant of the Hawaiian star compass
The southwest quadrant of the Hawaiian star compass
The candlenut tree
The southeast quadrant of the Hawaiian star compass
Bird. Also the bow and stern pieces of a Hawaiian canoe, and also one of the houses of the Hawaiian star compass
A plant with fruit that is used for medicines and dyes
Square knot. When the sweep won't be in use for a while, it gets tied down with this knot.
Sheet bend. This knot is for joining two lengths of rope together.
Slip knot. This knot conveniently releases when you tug on it.
A plant fundamental to the traditional Hawaiian diet, called kalo in Hawaiian
Paper mulberry plant, used to make kapa or bark cloth.