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  White Virgins Cave - Poike
by easyoar

Please see my travelogue for more details of this cave. It is an old lava tube and quite claustrophobic (it's only a few feet tall at the entrance and doesn't get much higher inside). There are petroglyphs carved on the walls inside, and the virgin who was to be awarded to the winner of the birdman competition was kept inside to whiten her skin (white skin was considered very desirable in those days). It must have been a horrific existence.

Address: Poike
Directions: Read my travelogue or get a guide - it's tough to find!

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  • Written Oct 16, 2004
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