~~ HOLOMAKANI HEIAU ~~

Holomakani (The-running-wind) heiau was thought to have been constructed by the legendary high chief Olopana who also built nā heiau Pahukini and Kawa‘ewa‘e. Holomakani was presumed to have been destroyed according to McAllister (1933), but was rediscovered in 1987. Unlike Pahukini and Kawa‘ewa‘e, which are rock-walled constructions, Holomakani is a large, level terrace some 96 ft. by 48 ft. in dimensions.

Archaeological surveys suggest that this prehistoric heiau structure may have been associated with other sites such as Ulupō and Pahukini, playing an important role in the cultural activities of Kailua ahupua‘a.

The site is located on private property on the mauka slopes of Ulumawao Ridge near Kapa‘a Quarry Road. In the past, off-road vehicles (ORVs) created roadways on the hillside and severely damaged the rock wall of the heiau. The present land owner has made significant efforts to prevent such unauthorized access to his land. In the past, ‘Ahahui Mālama I Ka Lōkahi worked with the landowner to clear unwanted vegetation from the terrace and post a sign to inform others about the Hawaiian cultural and religious significance of this site. Tall brush and trees were also cleared to create a view plane into Kawai Nui Marsh and native plants have been planted to enhance the beauty of this place.



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