FYI–more stuff about He Mele A Hilo

Books and Publications, He Mele A Hilo / Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
“Hilo” actually means “to twist” or “to braid.” I mention the ti leaf lei in the book briefly. Stories talk of Kamehameha I using a ti leaf rope to secure his boats off Hilo Bay.

I thought to interweave the story as I did, in part because of Hilo’s name. In a way, you can read the title as “A Twisted/Braided Song”