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Akamu and the Revenge of the Matu

Chapter 9 Questions

  1. Why was Ele crying as she walked to Polihale?

  2. Why was the woman from Polihale speaking with a slightly different way than Ele?

  3. What is brine water?

  4. Is salt white or pink?

  5. Name two things people use salt for in ancient Hawaii? Name something different people use salt for today.

  6. The goddess Pele is said to have told a girl how to preserve fish.  What sign did Pele use to guide the girl to the salt?

  7. Why did Ele ask about the temple of refuge?

  8. What is the purpose of the temple of refuge?

  9. Is there such a thing as a temple of refuge in the modern twenty first century world?

  10. Why did the lady of the salt think that Ele was from the Ohai’ula Valley?

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