Saturday, June 9, 2012
Honokahua Preservation Site
The continued excavation of this burial site by the hotel led to native activism and eventually, a law prohibiting the disturbance of such sacred sites. The Ritz-Carlton regained their sensitivity in 1990, reinterred the remains, moved the hotel location back up the slope, and the site is beautifully grassy and peaceful today.
The gecko, or mo'o, is regarded as a guardian or protective spirit.