Travel. Hike. Bike. Adventure. Explore.
Today we drove as far as we could to the West (leeward) side of the island of Oahu. This side of the island is very "local" with great surfing beaches and lots of families camping along the way. During our adventure we stumbled along Kaneana Cave. The cave is about 100 feet high and 450 feet deep and sits amongst the cliffs along the side of the road. It is believed the cave once sat under the sea and is about 150,000 years old! There are many ancient legends about the cave, one being it was where mankind was born, from the womb of the Earth Goddess. That is why it is called Kaneana; Cave of Kane (Kane being the Hawaiian God of Creation).
Our favorite legend tells of Kamohoali'i, a shapeshifter who could transform himself from shark to man. He and his human wife had a son, Nanaue. Nanaue got a taste for human flesh so he would disguise himself as a human and trick his victims. He would drag them into this cave and eat them. There is a rock in the cave that it is believed Nanaue would feast off. When the locals found out that Nanaue was a shark man they captured him and killed him.
As you can imagine such a story captured the imagination of Mr. 6 year old!
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