• Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau, O’ahu, Hawai’i

  • A Hawaiian Shrine in Waimea Valley

    “During the 12th century A.D., a great spiritual leader named Pa‘ao arrived in Hawai‘i He introduced the use of stone terraces and walls for heiau, or temples, and also installed a priesthood that endured for centuries. It is believed that the Hale O Lono Heiau near the entrance to Waimea Valley, along with the two …

  • Ulupo Heiau

        It’s 1750. Kailua is the political seat of power for the district of Ko’olaupoko and a favored place of the O’ahu chiefs for its abundance of fish and good canoe landings. The houses of the ali’i (chiefs), their families, and their attendants surround Kailua Bay. Behind the sand beach is the large, fertile …