Mokuola / Moku-ola /
Old name for Coconut lsland. Hilo Bay, Hawaiʻi. Literally, healing island. People came here for spring water believed to have healing qualities; umbilical cords of infants were hidden here under a flat stone known as Papa-a-Hina [stratum of Hina] to protect them from rats. In another explanation, Mokuola was a son of ʻUlu; see Waiākea. A sea pool to the right of the landing on the island was called Puaʻakāheka; see Kaulaʻināiwi; Appendix 8.1 for a saying; Ii 171.
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