Hauola Place of Refuge
At the northern end of the Hikina a ka la Heiau, which is part of Lydgate State Park, is Hauola (dew of life), one of two ancient places of refuge on Kauai. If a Hawaiian had broken a tabu or belonged to a defeated army, the goal was to gain entry to a sanctuary such as this. After going through rites conducted by priests here, they were free to return to their homes.

Photo by: Lynn Taylor

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