Pohaku...


This large flat boulder is adjacent to Punalu'u Nui Heiau in Ka'u on Hawai'i Island. The name of the stone is "Kahiholo." Sacrificial victims were placed on the stone, cut open and then thrown in the ocean which flows next to the pohaku. Kahi, to slice open, and holo, to flow. The current would take the bodies around the bend and around the heiau as offerings. The stone is still greasy from human fluids. Some people think a rock is a rock is a rock. Not in Hawai'i Nei...

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