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A crater west of Hanauma Bay.  This area is said to be named for a mythical creature created by Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire.  Another Hawaiian story says that Kauanono‘ula is the name of a chiefess that was kind to her people of Makapu‘u, the area to the east of Hanauma Bay. 

Nono‘ula literally means “red sunburned.”

Pukuʻi, Mary Kawena, Samuel H. Elbert, and Esther T. Mookini.  Place names of Hawaii.  Honolulu:  University of Hawaiʻi Press, 1976.

Sterling, Elspeth P. and Catherine C. Summers.  Sites of Oʻahu.  Honolulu:  Bishop Museum Press, 1978.

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