Wizard Stones of Kapaemahu

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Near the police substation at Waikiki Beach Center, four ordinary-looking boulders are actually the legendary Wizard Stones of Kapaemahu, said to contain the mana (spiritual essence) of four wizards who came to Oʻahu from Tahiti around AD 400. According to ancient legend, the wizards helped the island residents by relieving their aches and pains, and their fame became widespread. As a tribute when the wizards left, the islanders placed the four boulders where the wizards had lived.

The stones weigh seven tons, and how the ancients moved them the 2miles from a quarry east of Diamond Head is a mystery.


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