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The Legend of Twin Rocks

This is a  24" by 30" cast bronze plaque with a bevel edge border.  We used a Leatherette texture and a 'Dark Oxide' color.  For decorative purposes, there is an R32 rosette in each of the 4 corners.   If you are curious about the legend, we have repeated the words below.

This plaque and fantastic scene are at;

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
27717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Papaikou, Hi 96781

The Legend of Twin Rocks

The village of Kahali'i was located on this large point of
land which extends into Onomea Bay. Though the village
is gone, the descendants of Kahali'i still remember some
of the legends concerning the area's landmarks. One story
tells of the origin of two rock formations at the head of
Onomea Bay that are said to be a young man and woman,
known as the lovers of Kahali'i.

Legend has it that one day, a chief of the village spotted
many canoes wit h sails heading shoreward in their
direction. Fearing anattack, the chiefs and village elders
held a council to determine a course of action. They
decided to build a reef to prevent a landing on their
beaches . Not having the means to complete the task
quickly enough, they asked for two young lovers to be the
guides and protectors of the village by giving their lives.
Two willing individuals were found.

That night a decree was sent to all who lived at Kahali'i
to remain indoors from sunset to sunrise without making
any light or sound, on penalty of death. In the light of
the new day, everyone went down to the shoreline where
they were amazed to find the lovers gone, and in their place
two gigantic rock formations at the entrance of the Bay,
attached to each other, as if on guard.

The chief informed the people that no canoe could now pass
the treacherous currents swirling around the rocks unless
allowed to do so by the guardians. The lovers and their
offspring still stand today, sentinels at the head of the Bay.