The old name for Koko Crater. Kamapuaʻa, a Hawaiian demigod, attacked Pele in Puna on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. The two shared a romantically fickle relationship. Pele’s sister Kapo sent her feminine charm to lure Kamapuaʻa. He followed it to Koko Head, where it left an imprint, and then it flew off to Kalihi.
Kameʻeleihiwa, Lilikala. He Moʻolelo kaʻao o Kamapuaʻa (A legendary tradition of Kamapuaʻa, the Hawaiian pig-god) an annotated translation of a Hawaiian epic from Ka leo o ka lahui, June 22, 1891-July 23, 1891. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1996.
Pukuʻi, Mary Kawena, Samuel H. Elbert, and Esther T. Mookini. Place Names of Hawaii. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 1976.