When Hi‘iaka and Wahine-oma‘o were returning from Kaua‘i to Hawai‘i Island with Lohi‘au, they stopped at Pele‘ula on O‘ahu. There they were hosted by a "princess" or chiefess seer, Pele‘ula (for whom the area is named). Pele‘ula had once been a lover of Lohi‘au, and now tries to win Lohi‘au in a game of kilu.

Kilu is a game in which a small gourd or coconut shell, cut lengthwise, is used as a quoit. The player chants as he or she tosses the kilu towards an object placed in front of one of the opposite sex. If it hits the goal, that player claims a kiss.

The story of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele elaborates the many chants that were used in this particular game. Place Names of Hawai‘i also states that many healing heiau were located in this area.

Below: Pele‘ula appears as a place name in downtown Honolulu on Monsarrat's 1920 map.

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