The place where kuna dwelt was called Wai-kuna—the kuna water.
But kuna, quite aware of the situation, was quick to take advantage and to act.
Great was their joy when they beheld kuna's ponderous body hurled over the falls.
This is the name given in the deed of sale, dated February 24th, 1815, but the correct spelling is probably "kuna" or "Kena."
"Moo" means anything in lizard shape, but kuna was unlike any lizard known in the Hawaiian Islands.
Diving into one of several deep pools in the river, kuna hoped that at last he was safely hidden.
kuna jumped from the boiling pools over a series of small falls near his home into the river below.
Wasting no time, kuna started down stream, with Maui in hot pursuit.
Hearing the crash of the club and realizing his attempt on the life of Hina had again failed, kuna turned and fled up the river.
Hina was frequently left with but little protection, and yet from her home in the cave feared nothing that kuna could do.