Sleeping Giant’s keepers

These cattle stare at whoever approaches their territory at the base of the Nounou mountain range, known as Sleeping Giant for its shape. An old Hawaiian tale says that Hawaiians grew taro at the footsteps of the Eastside ridge. The chief wanted to build a heiau, but the Hawaiians were too busy farming. So the giant volunteered to build it, finishing in two weeks. The Hawaiians threw a huge lu‘au as a mahalo to the giant, beloved by the island population. The giant laid down for a nap after eating the feast and has never awoken.


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