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Legacy of the Mo’o - An intoxicating and legendary combination of the best of the tropics. Deep, dark, and rich chocolate under a gentle canopy of toasted coconut
Under the soft moonlight reflecting off the ocean, Kailani, the old woman and village elder begins her story... "Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, sent her youngest sister, Hi’iaka, to rescue her mortal lover. A terrible Mo’o lizard had captured Pele’s sweetheart and held him hostage in a cave on the island of Kaua’i. Hi’iaka’s mission was to both rescue the man and slay the dragon!"
"As Hi’iaka travels island to island, she encounters many Mo’o. On the windward cliffs of Moloka’i, the young goddess and her attendant Wahine’oma’o come to an impassable ravine. As they ponder how to proceed, a slender plank appears. Wahine’oma’o starts across, but Hi’iaka recognizes the bewitched bridge for what it is: the tongue of the man-eating Mo’o lizard called Kikipua. Spanning the gorge with her magical pa’u (skirt), Hi’iaka chases the lizard to its lair and kills it, freeing Pele's lover and freeing the islands." - Kailani - Elder of the old island village.
Whatever word used to invoke them, “dragon”, “lizard”, or “deity, the Mo’o rank among Hawaii’s most mysterious mythical creatures. They figure into the oldest Polynesian stories and are the basis of nearly-forgotten magic. Most Mo’o of legend are female, who are shapeshifters capable of appearing as beautiful maidens or water dragons. They dwell in caves, pools, and fishponds, and are fierce guardians of freshwater sources. According to Hawaiian legend, when fires were lit on altars near their homes, the Mo’o would appear: lizards, from twelve to thirty feet long, black as night, glistening in the water.
The legend of Mo'o is celebrated in the most delicious way with this special dark chocolate and coconut flavored coffee. Lite the alter of Mo'o, feel the warm winds from the ocean, and enjoy the world's finest coffee.