Papahulilani is the space from above the head to where the stars sit. It is inclusive of the sun, moon, stars, planets, winds, clouds, and the measurement of the vertical and horizontal spaces of the atmosphere.
Haae wale ka hanauna lolo
Papakū Makawalu is the ability of our kūpuna to categorize and organize our natural world and all systems of existence within the universe. Papakū Makawalu is the foundation for understanding, knowing, acknowledging, becoming involved with, and most importantly, becoming the experts of the systems of this natural world.
Papakū Makawalu connotes the dynamic Hawaiian worldview of the physical, intellectual, and spiritual foundations from which life cycles emerge. The categorizing and organizing of the natural world was divided into three houses of knowledge and the combination of the three houses of knowledge is Papakū Makawalu.