Keālia: The-salt-encrustation


 

Keālia: The-salt-encrustation;

Lit: Salt-land;  Salt-pan

Hele ka ho’i a hiki i Ke-ālia, ua napo’o ka lā.  
When one reaches Ke-ālia at last, the sun is set. 
Said of one who procrastinates.  A play on alia (to wait).  [Pukui 744]
 
*When Hi’iaka and Wahineomao were on their way to Hā’ena to fetch Lohi’au for Pele, near Ke-ālia they came upon a man cooking his luau (young taro leaves) to eat with his poi.  Hi’iaka by her magic power cooked the luau in a few minutes. Looking into the man’s house, Hi’iaka saw a very sick woman whom all the kahuna had been unable to help.  Hi’iaka uttered a prayer and at once health was given back to the woman.  [Rice]