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HAUOLA PU'UHONUA

 

Maybe you violated kapu (broke a sacred law). Perhaps you stood in the shadow of a chief, ate a tabu food, or stole someone’s mana—their spiritual power. In ancient Hawai’i these offenses were punishable by death. Your one chance for redemption was the pu’uhonua—the City of Refuge. If you could outrun your pursuers and make it inside the walls, the priests had no choice but to forgive you ...