The demi-god Maui lived near Mauna Kea, and in roaming over that mountain he often felt the chill that is in high places.
This story was told in verse, sung to the tune of "Mauna Kea," a hula dance.
Its snowy dome shares with Mauna Kea, which rises even higher, the summit honors of the islands.
This was the summit of Mauna Kea, and we shall not soon forget that vision of beauty.
Mauna Kea is 180 feet higher than Mauna Loa, but is extinct.
The chief looked up Mauna Kea and there saw the mountain women, who lived in the white land above the trees.
The chief asked his friends to go with him to the mountain house of the beauty of Mauna Kea.
He did so, and found himself on the top of Mauna Kea (the highest mountain on the island of Hawaii).
By this time the rosy flush on Mauna Kea had faded, and its superb brow was pale with an unearthly pallor.
Ke-ao-mele-mele arose and put on her glorious white kapas like the snow on Mauna Kea.