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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pohaku 'Aumakua...


A stone family god. A vesicular basalt image of Lono Nui a Ehu. A gift to the Bishop Museum by Kahu Sam Kapu in 1895. Kahu Kapu discovered the ki'i on June 10, 1895 in a special room in the house of a recently deceased uncle, Joe Oku, as part of the elderly man's ritual paraphernalia used in the Hale Naua Society. The Society was founded by King Kalakaua in 1886 to revitalize and preserve ancient teachings...

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