Where is the sacred place of refuge in Hawaii?

Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical ParkThis spiritual sanctuary, commemorated today as Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, was protected by Lono, the God of life. Today, the puʻuhonua continues to serve as a refuge for all peoples in our modern world.

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What is the god of Hawaii?

The chief god of the Hawaiian pantheon, Kane was the creator and the god of light. There are several titles beginning with the name Kane, but they all refer to the creator god. He's called Tane in Tahiti, New Zealand and southeastern Polynesia. People offered prayers, kapa cloth and mild intoxicants to the god.

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Why is water sacred in Hawaii?

From the earliest days, streams were among the most important natural resources sought after by native Hawaiians. Battles were fought and lives sacrificed for the right to use stream water. The Hawaiians called freshwater wai, and considered it to be sacred.

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Why is Lahaina sacred?

This region of Maui has a longer history. It has been revered by its Indigenous peoples as a sacred place for generations. In the 19th century, it served as the home and burial place of the Hawaiian royal family and became the first capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

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What is the sacred tree in Maui?

The Lahaina Banyan TreeTaking up an entire city block, the Lahaina Banyan Tree is an iconic part of Maui history. If you linger beneath its branches in Lahaina's historic district, you're bound to encounter people from around the world posing for photos.

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What are the 4 Hawaiian gods?

While there are numerous akua (gods) in the Hawaiian Pantheon, there are four major gods Kū, Kanaloa, Kāne, Lono.

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What are the 4 gods of Hawaii?

While there are numerous akua (gods) in the Hawaiian Pantheon, there are four major gods Kū, Kanaloa, Kāne, Lono.

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