Wooden statues of ancient gods, Hawaii 1980
Childs, Iraphne R. (1980) Wooden statues of ancient gods, Hawaii 1980. [Image]
Wooden statues of Hawaiian gods standing guard over the reconstructed Hale o Keawe Heiau (temple) at Puuhonua O Honaunau (City of Refuge). Ancient laws of Hawaiian society and culture were very strict. The penalty for breaking a kapu (taboo) was death, but if a transgressor could reach a puuhonua (refuge) he or she could be absolved by a kahuna (priest) in a purification ceremony and return home forgiven. The Puuhonu O Honaunau on the Big Island of Hawaii is the most famous and best preserved of the Places of Refuge. Now a major tourist attraction.
|Collection:||Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2013 13:02|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2014 19:38|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.|
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