Kuoomauna, the Guard of the Mountains

Kuoomauna, the guard of the mountains, sits on top of one of the highest peaks of Hawaii island. A royal Hawaiian head-dress crowns his head, as he observes the scenery below: scattered rocks, green forests, villages, plantations, and the surrounding tropical fauna.

With its human-like figure, Kuoomauna’s mountain watched as the ancient Hawaiians worshipped it. They approached the mountain only after performing mystic rites and ceremonies and bringing offerings of berries and Pele grass.

Read more about Kuoomauna in “By Mysterious Ways Native Hawaiians Predict Volcanic Eruptions.”

“By Mysterious Ways Native Hawaiians Predict Volcanic Eruptions”

The San Francisco call., August 06, 1899, Page 29, Image 29

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1899-08-06/ed-1/seq-29/

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