Haʻae was a High Chief ( Aliʻi) of the island of Hawaiʻi.
Haʻae was a son of the Chiefess Kalanikauleleiaiwi   and her husband Kauaua-a-Mahi, son of Mahiolole, the great Kohala chief of the Mahi family. Haʻae had a brother called Alapainui ("Alapai the Great") and sister Kekuʻiapoiwa I who became a Chiefess of Maui. 
Haʻae was an uncle of Chief Kahekili II of Maui and Chief Keōua of Hawaiʻi.
Haʻae‘s wife was Haʻae‘s half-sister Kekelakekeokalani and they had daughter, Kekuʻiapoiwa II, who was mother of Kamehameha I.
Haʻae was an ancestor of kings—Kamehameha I, Kamehameha II and Kamehameha III.