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Where the Dead Go

Where dead relatives were believed to go (leina a ka ‘uhane).  The path of the spirits of dead kinsmen always led westward;– so as to return to the land of their ancestors.  On every island there existed a prominent bluff pointing westward, bearing the name: “leap of the spirit” (leina-a-ka-‘uhane). The name marked the jumping-off … Continue reading »

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