Hina seems to be the oldest Hawaiian Goddess. Essentially, she represents Female Energy, and a variant of her name, hine, is used as a word ending to mean female or feminine (cf. wahine). In many stories she is closely associated with the moon, the ocean, and female activities like tapa making, as well as healing. She has many, many different aspects and epithets covering a wide range of human activities. The word hina means "to fall down," "gray," and "to blow in a straight course."
Giant Elephant: Weighing 40 tons and measuring 12 m high, this mechanical elephant, designed by François Delarozière, with hundreds of moving parts and pistons was largely made of reclaimed poplar together with steel and flapping leather ears, was operated by 22 manipulators and could carry 30 people. It was the star of the live theatre show, The Sultan's Elephant. photo by Stox-Ideas Playground #Elephant #The _Sultans_Elephant #Francois_Delaroziere #Stox_Ideas_Playground