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Legend of Pu'upehe
Pu'upehe rockThe legend tells of two lovers, a beautiful Hawaiian maiden named Pu'upehe from Lahaina and a young warrior from Lana'i named Makakehau. The young warrior was so taken with the beauty of this fair maiden that whenever he laid his eyes upon her they would mist up with tears. Hence his name Maka (eyes) Kehau (mist). Makakehau took his love back to Lana'i and hid her in a sea cave at the base of the cliff. One day while out gathering supplies, Makakehau noticed a storm brewing and started back to Manele only to find his beautiful Pu'upehe drowned by the surge of the storm waves. Stricken with grief, Makakehau gathered his beloved Pu'upehe in his arms and wailed out to the gods and his ancestors to help him climb the steep rock island where he buried her. He then leapt to his death in the pounding surf and sharp rocks below.
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