{2} `Opaeka`a Falls
`Opaekala`ole are native fresh water shrimp that were once plentiful in the mountain streams throughout Kaua`i. Translated, “`Opaeka`a” means “rolling shrimp” alluding to its one-time abundance and images of `opae tumbling over in the cascade of the waterfall. Kamokila and Kawelowai were giant mo`o or lizard `aumakua—spirit guardians that watched over the fresh water and land resources of Wailua.

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