PueoAsio flammeus sandwichensis / Hawaiian Owl
Facts About Pueo
The Pueo or Hawaiian Owl is considered sacred by many Hawaiians. It is one of the many physical manifestations (kinolau) of ancestral guardians ('aumakua). The pueo is one of the more widely recognized of the Hawaiian `aumakua. These birds protect individuals from harm, and even death. One `aumakua from Maui, Pueonuiakea, guides individuals safely back to their home.
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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2013