Things pertaining to Hoʻomanamana
Mr. Editor. Aloha:--
I have some news to give you, and here it is. Last Monday, at the Puʻukolo, some old things pertaining to hoʻomanamana kahiko (ancient/traditional worship) were burned, namely, a mat called "Opaneʻe i ka loa a me Paneʻe i ka laulā" [Push to the height and Push to the breadth], a kava bowl, and four kava cups.
Moreover, last Thursday at Kauanonoʻula [Honolulu], some other things pertaining to hoʻomana kahiko [ancient/traditional religion] were burned, namely, a fishing line and some other things.
Woe! Ignorance is great.
Here is the reason that it was burned, it was under the leadership of some youths who have come to know the True God, and determining that which is ignorant. God is in the heaven and the Life in heaven.
Oh! How wonderful to give it up? If that is so everyone should give up their bundle of this kind, how truly wonderful.
R. K. Kaikiomeheula.
We think that it is not the last remainder of darkness, but, there is more.
We are grateful to the youths of this type, who entered into the light (wisdom) and escape the darkness (ignorance). [L. H.]
Published in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa on 14 February 1880