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In Hawaiian mythology, Hanalaʻa was a High Chief who lived on the island of Maui in ancient Hawaii. His title was Moʻi or Aliʻi Aimoku - the titular chieftain or king of the island of Maui. He had control over portions of Western Maui and is mentioned in legends and chants, where his family tree is given. He was a semi-mythical king.
Hanalaʻa was a son and successor of Chief Palena I of Maui and his wife Hīkawainui.
Maternal grandparents of Hanalaʻa were called Limaloa-Lialea and Kauilaianapu (Kauilaʻanapa).
He succeeded his father as king of Maui. He was a noted chieftain, whom both the Mauian and Hawaiian chiefs contended for as their ancestor under the varying names of Hanalaʻa-nui and Hanalaʻa-iki, asserting that Palena was the father of twins who bore those names or a mistake could have been made in the genealogies. It is probable both Hanalaʻas were the same person.
It is said that Hanalaʻa-nui married Mahuia and begat Lanakawai, who then begat Laʻau. Laʻau married Kukamolimolialoha and begat Pilikaʻaiea, the semi-legendary king of Hawaii from Samoa.
These genealogies might have been fabricated by ancient Mauian storytellers.
Hanalaʻa was succeeded by his son Mauiloa, born out of Queen Mahuia (Mahuʻi.e., Mahuialani).