In Hawaiian mythology, Paliuli is the equivalent of the Garden of Eden, a legendary paradise and the home of Princess Laieikawai (Lā'ie-i-ka-wai). It was used for several place names, including a sugar mill owned by Henry Perrine Baldwin.

The Makawao Union Church was built on its foundation.[1]

Literally pali uli means "green cliff" in the Hawaiian language.[2]

In another legend, and Hinawelalani had three children; Kahanaiakeakua, Paliuli and Keaomelemele. They were raised separately. Paliuli was raised by Waka in Paliuli, Puna, Hawaiʻi island.


  1. Ralph E. Whiting (April 30, 1985). "Makawao Union Church nomination form". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  2. Pukui and Elbert (2004). "lookup of paliuli". on Place Names of Hawaii. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
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