Clarice Taylor talks of Kilauea place names, 1959.

Clarice B. Taylor’s
Tales about Hawaii

Place Names About Kilauea Crater

Another attempt to destroy Pele and her volcanic fires crops up in a little known legend which comes from the Island of Kauai.

After the death of the Chief Kaha-wali in a lava flow at Puna, Hawaii, the Kauai chiefs determined to make an end to Pele and her antics.

Kauai in those days was famous for having Kahunas (priests) of great spiritual powers. The people of Kauai believed they were strong enough to cope with Pele. So six priests were selected and sent to Hawaii with instructions to go to Kilauea and surround Pele. Continue reading

Earthquake, 1906.

(From the Wireless Telegraph.)

HILO, SEPTEMBER 3.—AN EARTHQUAKE SHOOK HERE AT 6:40 A. M.

SOME HUNDREDS OF DEAD FISH WERE GRABBED FROM THE SEASHORE, SOON AFTER THE QUAKE.

THE NUMEROUS DEAD FISH WAS BECAUSE OF THE HEAT OF THE SEA CAUSED BY HEAT RISING FROM BENEATH THE SEA AT KEAUKAHA.

Keaukaha is an area five miles away from Hilo, on the edge of the Bay, close by the recreation area of the Severances.

HILO, September 4.—We were visited by another Earthquake this morning at 5:15. The people at the Volcano House [Hale Luapele] did not feel it, but those at Mountain View did.

(Kuokoa, 9/7/1906, p. 8)

(Mai ke Kelekalapa Uweaole mai.)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 36, Aoao 8. Sepatemaba 7, 1906.