Tag: Hawaiian Heiau

Ancient Healing at Keaiwa Heiau

Did you know that not all Hawaiian heiau (temple) were used for human sacrifice? It is a common misconception that often goes unaddressed; take Keaiwa Heiau, for instance. At the summit of an Oahu neighborhood in Aiea, the heiau had been used for healing and medicine. Hawaiian priests would diagnose and treat various illnesses and […]

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