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Ha'amonga and Royal Tombs

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haamongaarticle(Ha'amonga-'a-Maui Motu'a Trilithon was built between the 10th and 12th Centuries by Tu'i Tonga Momo and His son Tu'i Tātui under the guidance of the Lo'au Lineage, Ha'a Lo'au.  There are three suggestions regarding the reason for the construction of such a Ha'amonga: firstly, it was a gateway to Heketā the Royal residence of the Tu'i Tonga Dynasty which reflects the early state of stone construction in the beginning of their Empire between the 10th to 12th Centuries; secondly, it was an instrument to measure time i.e. the fall and rise of the sun including midday, and long and short days of the year, (which is seen on its top humu kupesi/design), in accordance to HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV; and thirdly, it was used for worshhipping the sun god and other celestial objects) 

index.jpgpapa(Langi Paepae-'o-Tele'a, Paepae-of-Tele'a Royal Tomb, is situated at Lapaha next to Nā Moala Royal Tomb in the coastal side of Fonuamotu/Fonuatanu at the western side of Lapaha facing Fanga'uta-Fangakakau Lagoon to the west)

Paepae-of-Tele'a was constructed in the 17th Century by Tu'i Tonga Tele'a/'Uluakimata I.  It is believed by Dr Siosiua Lafitani Tōfua'ipangai that the stone masonry (tūfunga tāmaka) of all Royal Tombs, Langi, was first designed and masterminded by the Ha'a Lo'au (Lo'au Lineage) since the 8th Century at Heketā in Niutōua (used to be called Ha'amene'uli).  It was then later on m

oved to Lapaha, the next capital on the southern side of Niutōua including other places in Tongatapu, Ha'apai and Vava'u like Tungua and 'Utungake. 

Paepae'o-Tele'a is located opposite Langi Nā Moala and both are behind Paleāmahu Beach and next door to Talasiu village (all are part of the estate of Noble Kalaniuvalu, a chiefly title that was derived directly from the last ruler of ancient Tonga, Tu'i Tonga Saveilio Fatafehi Laufilitonga).

Some stone slabs for bulding the Langi Paepae-'o-Tele'a, Makahokovalu (Eight-stone-slabs) at 'Uiha island in Ha'apai Groups and other Langi were said to be transported from 'Uvea and Futuna, Wallis Islands, by the Lomipeau and Taka'ipōmana kalia (two main double-hulled canoes, kalia, of the Tu'i Tonga Lines between the 15th and 17th centuries).  Lomipeau and Taka'ipōmana also transported slabs to Lapaha from some coastal areas in Tonga itself as well such as 'Uvea in the easterm island of 'Eu'eiki, the place of the myth and origin of kava'onau/kava plant.  

Prior to the construction of Paepae-'o-Tele'a, it is shown that kalia Tongafuesia and 'Ākiheuho of Talatama and Talaiha'apepe among others were used for the construction of the Ha'amonga-'a-Maui Motu'a Trilithon at Niutōua, Langi Heketā (Heketā ), Langi Mo'ungalafa (Heketā ), Lolotelie (Kolotolu between Navutoka and Niutao),  Niu-ko-e-Tamatou (Makaunga), and 'Esi Makafaakinanga (Seating Stone).  Most of the stone slabs were brought from 'Uvea in 'Eueiki and 'Uvea-Futuna as well as small nearby islands like Pangaimotu in the northern-western side of Niutōua.

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Talatama and Talaiha'apepe were the two sons of the 11th Tu'i Tonga Tātui who was the son of Tu'i Tonga Momo and His wife Nua, the eldest daughter of the first Lo'au, Lo'au Taputoka.

Apart from Niutōua, most of the Langi in Tonga are situated at the old capital of Lapaha, and the rest are then scattered throughout the main island of Tongatapu, as in the case of Heketā, Kolotolu and Makaunga, and throughout Vava'u and Ha'apai Groups as mentioned above. 

Langi were only used for the Tu'i Tonga and His sister, Tu'i Tonga Fefine (Female Rulers) and Tamahā (Scared Daughters), the eldest daughter of the latter, and a few of their close relatives like the Sina'e (Tu'i Tonga's Brothers) and Ha'a Falefisi (Husbands and children of the Tu'i Tonga Fefine).

There are distinct but related stone constructions and chiefly tombs in Tonga and other Moanan islands such as Rapanui (Easter Islands), Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas islands.  Among them, Tonga and Rapanui are those with the massive stone constructions of statues (moai) and Langi.  It shows from a number of recent studies on Tonga and Rapanui by some Lo'auans like Ka'ili and Lafitani that the construction of Langi in Tonga and maoi in Rapanui were  first happened around the same time during and after the 8th century. 

In specific, the construction of most of the moai and earliest Langi were taken place around the same periods between the 8 and 10th Centuries.  Some have asked the question whether the Ha'a Lo'au, whom Siosiua Lafitani has argued to mastermind the stone masonry culture in Tonga, were related in some ways to the creation of the maoi in Rapanui as well as Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Marquesas islands.  Ha'a Lo'au were said to migrate from eastern Moanan islands like Hawaii, Tahiti and Rapanui, and there is a possibility to argue that there were links among such people in this remote past.  Ha'a Lo'au are now confirmed in Siosiua's study, and those of Professor Tēvita O Ka'ili, Professor Futa Helu and Hūfanga Professor 'Okusitino Māhina, to originally come from eastern Moana between the 8th and 10th Centuries.  Oral traditions also support such a claim. 

In Rapanui for instance, one of the heaviest places with moai is called Ahu Tongariki or Tonga'eiki, meaning in Tongan as 'scared Tonga', a common name in Tonga as well.  There is also a cave there which is called kaitangata, a Tongan work for cannibalism - kai is to eat and tangata means man.  There is an island called Maui in Hawaii, and Tonga was regarded as the main homeland of the ancient Maui Lines. Ka'ili, Hūfanga and Siosiua have claimed that there were regular contacts and communication between Tongans and Hawaiians (or Vaihi in Tongan) during the periods of the Maui and Tangaloa throughout the Manu'a (Samoa) and Pulotu (Fiji) Empires, which were before the 8th century.  

The Tangaloa and Maui Lines are appeared to have lived between the 8th century and the birth of Christ, but they were not associated with the periods of stone masonry that  Siosiua has discussed above.  However they were associated with physical stone marks in nature which were not designed nor created by human design but were mythically belived to be the creations of the gods Maui and Tangaloa Lines. 

In Tonga for instance, there are huge physical stone marks in the island of 'Eua on the eastern side of Tongatapu with names such as Matalanga-'a-Maui (Maui's Spade-marked), Topuva'e-'a-Maui (Maui's Toes), and Makatolo-'a-Maui (Maui's thrown stone) at Vaini in Tongatapu.  Another Matalanga-'a-Maui is located at 'Utungake island in the Vava'u Groups.  Most of these huge stone marks were associated with mythical stories about the godly power and heroic values of the Maui and Tangaloa Lines.  For axample, the Matalanga-'a-Maui in 'Eua is a huge stone marks/slab that was said to be moved by Maui 'Atalanga the father of Maui Kisikisi because he was disappointed with the latter.

Further studies about the mythical and traditional backgrounds of the above physical stones are still in operation by some members of the Lo'au Research Society and Lo'au University, and there will be more studies in the future as well.

Some of the Langi  in Tonga Islands are listed below:

 

- Langi Paepae-o-Tele'a (Lapaha)

- Langi Sinaitakala Leka (Lapaha)

- Langi Sinaitakala Lotunofo (Lapaha)

- Langi Tōfā Ua (Lapaha)

- Langi Tu'ofefafa ai Langi Fo'ou 'o Tu'i Tonga Samuelio Fatafehi Laufilitonga (Lapaha)

- Langi Tu'oteau (Lapaha)

- Langi Taetae (Lapaha)

- Langi Tau'atonga (Lapaha)

- Langi Malu'atonga (Lapaha)

- Langi Heketā (Niutōua)

 = Langi Niu-ko e-Tamatou (Makaunga)

- Langi Lolotelie (Kolotolu vaha'a 'o Navutoka mo Niutao)

- Langi Kātoa (Lapaha)

- Langi Fanakava ki langi (Lapaha)

- Langi Sinaitakala-'i-langi-leka (Lapaha)

- Langi Faʻapite (Lapaha)

- Langi Nukulau ʻUluaki (Lapaha)

- Langi Nukulau Ua (Lapaha)

- Langi Foʻou (Lapaha)

- Langi Hahake (Lapaha)

- Langi ʻo Luani (Lapaha)

- Langi Tauhala (Lapaha)

- Langi Nā Moala (Lapaha)

- Langi Hēhēa (Lapaha)

- Langi ʻEsi ʻa e Kona (Lapaha)

- Langi Malomaloaʻa (Lapaha)

- Langi Nakuli ki Langi (Lapaha)

- Langi Olovehi (Pangai Hihifo, Ha'apai Groups)

- Langi Huluipaongo (Pangai Hihifo, Ha'apai Groups)

- Mala'elahi ('Uiha, Ha'apai Groups)

- Fale Lo'āmanu (Longoteme & Lapaha, Tongatapu)

- Langi Mo'ungalakepa (Tungua, Ha'apai Groups)

- Langi Mahola (Tungua, Ha'apai Groups)

- Langi Siapua (Tungua, Ha'apai Groups)

- Langi Lolomasi (Tungua, Ha'apai Groups)

- Langi Feketetele (Feletoa, Vava'u Groups)

- Langi Feletoa (other four unknown names, Vava'u Groups)

- Langi 'Utungake (six main Langi with unknown names, Vava'u Groups)

- Langi Mataika (two main Langi with unknown names, Vava'u Group)

- Langi Sotiaka (Holonga, Vava'u Groups)

- Langi 'Utula'āina (Holonga Vava'u Groups)....

* We are still searching for the unknown names of the 12 Langi in 'Utungake, Feletoa and Mataika shown above.  Also the reconfirmation of the two Langi in Holonga Vava'u  with their namesd will be issued soon....

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