Hawaiian culture has a phrase for it: Ka wai ola, the waters of life. ... The word wai means water or liquid, everything but seawater (kai). As a prefix, the word “wai” ipervades the language; such is water's importance. Compound the word and you have waiwai, wealth, property, riches.
Ka Wai ‘Ola, or The water of life is said to come from the creator, and is considered sacred. Rightfully so for cultures living on an island. This design depicts the various places we can find these sacred waters of life. Artist: Malialuika