Monday, June 22, 2015

Pohaku O Kauai

Pohaku O Kauai On every island there existed a prominent bluff pointing westward, bearing the name: “leap of the spirit” (leina-a-ka-uhane). The name marked the jumping-off place where the soul of the dead was believed to depart beyond the land of the living. Kaʻena or Kaʻena Point (‘the heat’) is the westernmost tip of land on the island of Oʻahu. Two stories tell of Pohaku O Kauai, here. The first speaks of the demigod Maui; the second speaks of Hau-pu. Each takes us to Kaʻena Point on Oʻahu.

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