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Mokuola

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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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Island, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Prior to its development as a park, the island was visited by Hawaiians who wanted to be cured of diseases. The water around the island was believed to heal those who swam in it. Also known as Coconut Island. Lit., healing island.

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