The Pendant of Kamehameha
Pendant of Kamehameha
The pendant on the wall at the front of the Spider's Lair.

Production Number

1-13 (13)


October 23, 1993[1]


Silver Snakes


Robbie & Tina Ellis

Artifact Location

The Spider's Lair

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Pendant of Kamehameha is the 13th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 11th episode completed and the 11th aired.

Moat Crossing

The first player on each team swims to the other side of the pool with a rope in hand which he or she wraps around the pole as tightly as possible so that the partner my cross by walking on the rope and using the second, already strung rope above for balance.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Silver Snakes 0:23
2nd Orange Iguanas 0:24
3rd Purple Parrots 0:25
4th Red Jaguars 0:32

Steps of Knowledge

Many years ago, a fierce and powerful warrior united the Hawaiian Islands into one kingdom. He was Kamehameha. When he became king of all Hawaii, he wore a giant cloak of red and yellow feathers. Around his neck, he wore the Palaoa - a hook-shaped ivory pendant that represented his power. The Palaoa symbolized the tongue of the fierce war god . When a Hawaiian King died, the burial was always done in secret so no one would know where the bones were hidden. The people who buried the king was swollen to secrecy. When Kamehameha died, rumor has it that the servant who buried him stole the Palaoa Pendant and sailed off to the Fiji Islands hoping to use the power of the pendant to become a chief or king. Over the years, the pendant found its way to the temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Kamehameha the first man to…?
  • Discover the Hawaiian Islands
  • Unite all the Hawaiian Islands
  • Plant pineapples on the Hawaiian Islands
Purple Parrots (Correct - 2 steps left)
Were the first settlers of the Hawaiian islands called…?
  • Polynesians
  • Africans
  • Pilgrims
Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
Kamehameha first conquered the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Was it…?
  • Hawaii
  • Oahu
  • Madagascar
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Did the first settlers get to Hawaii on…?
  • Kon-Tiki Rafts
  • Large Double Canoes
  • The S.S. Minnow
Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
Was the first European explorer to visit the Hawaiian Islands…?
  • Captain Kidd
  • Captain Cook
  • Captain Hook
Silver Snakes (Out of time)
Red Jaguars (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
Were the Hawaiian Islands formed by…?
  • Erosion
  • An asteroid falling to Earth
  • Volcanoes
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these popular water sports originated in Hawaii more than 500 years ago?
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • Water Skiing
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are 13-year-old Mike, who wants to be an architect, and 12-year-old Maria, who was in a jump rope competition. The Silver Snakes are 13-year-old Robbie, who plays baseball, and 12-year-old Tina, who works with animals and wants to be a zoologist.

Petroglyph Puzzle (Climbing Wall)

The Hawaiians buried their Kings in secret caves that were decorated with Petroglyph like the ones up on the walls in front of each player. Unfortunately, the pieces of the drawings were scattered on the floor. When Kirk gave the signal, each Mike and Robbie each had to grab one of the pieces off of the floor and climb up and place it in its proper position. Then, he would come back down and do the next piece. The first player to correctly assemble the petroglyph or the player to place the most pieces of the petroglyph on the wall when time ended wins. Robbie won 3-2, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Water Volcanoes (Water Ramp)

Everyone knows that the Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanoes, but many of those volcanoes are still active. Before each player were two very active water volcanoes. Their job was to cap them. At the base of each mountain slope is a huge boulder that the players had to sit with their backs to it. When Kirk gave the signal, Tina and Maria had to push the boulder up the mountainside. Of course, the water was flowing making it quite tricky. The first player to successfully push the boulder up and stop the water flow and slide back down or the player who was furthest along when time ended wins. Tina successfully stopped the water flow and slid back down with 14 seconds remaining, awarding her a half pendant of life.

Coconut Trees (Pulley Pillar)

Coconuts grew everywhere in Hawaii and make a great source of food - if you can get them down. Just like the ancient Hawaiians, players had to climb the tree, pick a coconut, and come back down. When he/she has the coconut in his/her hands, he/she had to call out to his/her partner, drop to the ground, and drop it in the basket. His/Her partner can then do the same and grab the next coconut. They kept alternating like that, and the team with the most coconuts in their basket when time was up won. There were no more coconuts with ten seconds remaining. The Red Jaguars won 8-6, awarding them a full pendant of life, leading to a tie.


Kirk: "In 1959, did Hawaii become the 50th state, the 49th state-?" Robbie correctly answered "the 50th" sending him and Tina to Olmec's Temple in search of the pendant.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won Tiebreaker
Red Jaguars Lost Lost Won 1 Pendant Lost
Silver Snakes Won Won Lost 1 Pendant Won

Temple Run

Robbie was quite possibly the runner in the entire show's history— starting in the Cave of Sighs and following the bottom floor, only to encounter the first Temple Guard in the Throne Room, then get removed in the Heart Room within only 22 seconds! Tina started in the Room of the Three Gargoyles and scaled the central shaft (the Observatory/Wall Climb door opened after she turned the sundial, indicating that the team could've avoided the first two Temple Guards). She proceeded along the rest of the top floor, and since no shortcuts opened after assembling the Silver Monkey, she would have to go around the horn to get back onto the bottom floor. After spinning the wheel, Tina climbed down into the Dungeon, and plowed through the Stone Wall. Shockingly, as Tina took the key from the sarcophagus,
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the Temple Guard entered from the Dungeon to end the run!
Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Triple Seizure (0:54 left)
Temple Guard Locations

The Throne Room

The Heart Room

The Dungeon

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  • This is the last episode to use Temple Layout III and the last appearance of The Room of the Golden Idols and The Spider's Lair.
  • This is the second and last episode where a team has to retrieve a artifact from the Spider's Lair.
  • This is the first episode where the Silver Snakes advanced to Olmec's Temple after winning the Tiebreaker.
  • This is the first episode where the Silver Snakes competed in a Temple Run with one Pendant of Life.
  • This is the first time a player does not follow the partner's starting path.
  • Kirk often mispronounces and names the temple rooms erroneously during the run.
  • This is the only episode a Temple Guard appears in the Dungeon and also the only Season 1 episode he appears in the bottom corner of the temple.
  • This is the first episode where the Silver Snakes participated in the Temple Run and had the second player caught by a Temple Guard with less than a full pendant.
  • This is the first of the two episodes where a team goes to Olmec's Temple with one pendant and the run was ended due to being captured by the guards. The second was The Useless Map of the Chibcha Chieftain.


  1. Lundberg, D.C. (Unknown Date). D.C. Lundberg's Game Show Trading Post I-L. D.C. Lundberg.