From the National Park Service (at this link),
A Furious Journey of Life or Death was Determined by the Gods
Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the Kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, civilians during the time of war and the defeated warriors. No harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the place of refuge.
We begin our adventure with the Tiki gods ...
... who are plentiful at the Place of Refuge!
The carvings are replicas ...
... with authentic details!
The palm trees are also plentiful ...
... with jalapeno shaped coconuts!
Do you have a historic site near you? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, August 25, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 26.
Kim in Hawaii
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