Hawaiian Word of the Day: kapaʻau
kapaʻau: Raised place in the heiau where images and offerings were placed, and where the invisible gods were thought to dwell.
Kapaʻau is also the name of a place in North Kohala on Hawaiʻi Island. This is the birthplace of King Kamehameha I and nearby is the Moʻokini Heiau, one of the oldest and most sacred sites of ancient worship in Hawaiʻi. Moʻokini is literally many moʻo or many lineages.