Sacred Ground, Kauai

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  • The Holoholo-ku Heiau
    The Holoholo-ku Heiau
    by Andraf
  • Sacred Ground
    by Hawaii-5-0
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    Sacred Heiau

    by Andraf Updated Jul 3, 2004

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    The heiau is a Hawaiian temple, a structure built from lava rocks used for religious purposes. They had a rectangular outer wall inside which the structure was built. Today only the outer walls still exists. The ceremonies within the heiau were conducted by priests named kahuna. In some heiau human sacrifices were made, in others people offered gods things like fish and fruits hoping that the gods will help them.

    The Holoholo-ku Heiau

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  • Sacred Ground

    by Hawaii-5-0 Updated Aug 31, 2002

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    Hawaiians still consider Kalalau and the Na Pali coast as sacred ground.There are many heiau's (sacred place of worship),ancient archeological sites, and burial sites for the many people who onced lived and farmed in the Kalalau valley's.
    Heiau's are to be treated with the utmost respect.
    Do not disturb any bones or take any artifacts as souveniers.

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