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Jerry Walker, on August 27, 2013 at 12:30 am said:
Lanai (AKA Kahinu) was the high priest of Pua-noni heiau and his brothers were Naihe (lived in Kohala) and Laa-nui (lived in Puu-makani, Kau). Lanai oldest, Naihe 2nd oldest, and Laa-nui yougnest were brothers from Maui at the request of Kamehameha. Lanai was over seven feet tall, a man of strength, very proficient in lua, and in battle.
Lanai was also knowned as Kahinu, because of his using the coconut oil over his body, and he was the special messenger for Kamehameha going after his personal garments and war implements. When Kamehameha died he took care of Kuakini. When Kuakini died he took care of his bones at Poo-Hawaii.
Lanai was Naluahine’s great-grandfater.
This information is contained in a letter from Henry Kekahuna to Charles Kenn in 1950.

Kaha-lu‘u …And now comes into view the royal land of Kaha-lu‘u, with its charming bay. On the bay’s north shore just below the road, and just north of the little Catholic Church of St. Peters, lies Ku‘e-manu Heiau. In this temple were conducted ceremonies for the raising of good surf-waves. Just above the road on the opposite side of the bay, where the ruins of old He-lani Church, largely constructed of rocks from the ancient heiau of ‘Ohi‘amukumuku whose site the ruins now occupy – good reasons for the ruins, according to the Hawaiian mind – a recent church building adjoins the old. Both to the north and to the south of He-lani still stand remnants of the once famed ‘Ohi‘a-mukumuku, in which for a time the body of King Kama-lälä-walu, of Maui, was ceremoniously displayed, following his sacrifice by King Lono-i-ka-makahiki in the noted Ke-‘eku Heiau down on the shore. Seaward of He-lani, below the road, lies the good-sized now green-scum-covered rectangular pool of Wai-kua-‘a‘ala, once the tabu swimming-place of chiefs. Now turn down the driveway of the recently-built eating-house named Ka-lani-kai, to the beach. To southward, right beyond the end of the beach, a dense grove of hau-trees juts out into the sea, concealing with its peaceful gloom the scattered ruins of the longdestroyed heiau of Ka-pua-noni, of which La-na‘i, great grandfather of Mr. Na-luahine Ka-‘opua, sole remaining patriarch of Kaha-lu‘u, was the last to officiate as high priest. In the sea near Ka-pua-noni, close to the white sand beach, is a Ku-‘ula, or fishing deity, in the form of a fair-sized flat stone named Pohaku o Ulu-pala-kua – Stone of Ulu-palakua – after the name of its former home on the island of Maui, from whence it is a special importation by canoe. To spare it loneliness in its strange new home, a companion Ku- ‘ula stone, Pohaku o Ka-naio, was similarly imported from Ka-naio, Maui, and now stands facing the sea in a stone wall just back from the beach.
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