December 3rd, 2008 by sabrina

Hau-ola is a Hawaiian dragon Goddess. She was one of the dragon Gods that Mo’o-inanea brought to Hawaii and settled with her on the island of Oahu. Along with the Goddess Ha-pu’u, she guards the cliff at the end of the Nuuanu Valley. She eventually assumed the form of a large stone, and it was customary to leave ferns on the stone as offerings. Parents also buried the umbilical cords of their children under the stone to protect their babies from evil. The stones were destroyed by a bulldozer in 1953 when a road into the valley was built. Hau-ola’s name is also seen as Kalaihauola.

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