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]