Aloha Friday Photograph: East Oahu islet, Mokoli’i

Mahalo to Krista Marie for sharing this good shot of Mokoli’i with us for Aloha Friday Photo.

Mokoli’i is a small islet off the jap coast of Oahu. This eye-catching surprise may be seen for a number of miles as you drive alongside Kamehameha Freeway. An ideal place to cease to snap pictures of Mokoli’i is from Kualoa Beach Park.

You may hear this islet referred to as by one other identify, Chinaman’s Hat as a consequence of its form. The Hawaiian identify, Mokoli’i, refers to a unique form based mostly on a legend of a lizard. In accordance with the legend, this islet is the top of a lizard’s tail. Right here’s an excerpt from our article about this legend,

“Mokoli’i refers to “little lizard”, or the remnants of a tail of a legendary lizard whose again may be very seen because the Kualoa mountain vary. Actually, “Kualoa” means “lengthy, massive again”, referring to the lengthy massive again of an enormous lizard or dinosaur. Legend has it that Hello’iakaikapoliopele, one of many sisters to Pele, the goddess who lives at Halema’uma’u on the present volcano on Hawai’i island, handed by way of the Kualoa space in the future. This huge lizard or mo’o gave chase to her. She killed him, and one signal of this battle is the remnant tail within the ocean, nonetheless seen at present.”

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