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Wandering through a coconut grove on Kauai

The coconut tree is considered both symbolic and sacred in Polynesian culture. The woman in the photograph is walking through a coconut grove on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. She represents Hina, the Tahitian moon goddess whose lover's body was said to have created coconuts.

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Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: kapaa, Hawaii, United States of America
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