Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ABC Wednesday: L is for Legend

Near the beginning of the Napali Cliff trail,a 5 minute walk from Ke'e Beach, are the vague remains of Kaulu Paoa Heiau. Large stones now create a long flat grassy platform. It was once considered an ancient halau and most sacred, where legend has it, the goddess Pele danced the hula and fell in love with the high Kauai chief, Lohiau.Present-day hula halau (troupes) still leave lei and other offerings to Laka (goddess of hula) in crevices in the cliff face.

PLEASE: A Heiau is a sacred place to the Hawaiians. Please be respectful. This place is not a marked area and does not have signs posted to NOT trespass. BUT IT SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD THAT NO ONE SHOULD VISIT THIS AS A TOURIST SPOT.


Trekcapri said...

Hi M, this is such a great choice for this week's letter. I enjoyed reading about the legend of this special place. Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful evening.

Annie said...

Wow, you really captured the mystical spirit of the place in your photo! Wonderful photo and legend.