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Royal Birthstones

MapKapaa, HI 96746
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Royalty came to Wailua from the neighboring islands to give birth at the sacred birthstones of Pōhaku Ho‘ohōnau. According to legend, if the child was to become a great chief, the heavens would rupture with thunder and lightning followed by rain. When the baby’s umbilical cord fell off, it was wrapped in kapa (cloth made from bark) and placed in the crevices of the Pōhaku Piko for safekeeping. Located Kuamo‘o Rd. (Rte. 580) in Wailua River State Park.

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