Legends

Hawaii is full of legends and beliefs. From the Menehune and the Night Marchers, to Pele's wratch and the amakua. Here is where we discuss and love the legends and beliefs of Hawaii. Once you move to Hawaii it would be great for you to become familiar with at least some of these to have a better understanding of the Islands, the people and the way of life.

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The Legend of the Menehune Solved! (Or, Ruined)

I’m kind of getting mesmerized by the idea of the Menehune.  I’ve been doing some content writing for a client recently and one of the titles that she wanted had to do with Legends...
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The Legend of the Shark Man

It was a while ago.  It happened on the Big Island.  And, as usual, on the Big Island of Hawaii…it starts with a beautiful woman.  There are LOTS of gorgeous women on the Big...
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The Menehune Legend

Hawaiian Legend says that the Menehune were the original inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands.  Even before the arrival of the Polynesians from South Marquesas. The Menehune were said to stand between 6 inches and 2...

Night Marchers in the Moanalua Valley: WTH?! I Hike There!

Okay, wait a minute.  There are Night Marchers in Moanalua Valley?  If someone had told me that before I made it my “go to cardio hike workout” then I may have opted for something...

The Legend of the Night Marchers

Unlike the Legend of the Menehune, the Night Marchers of Hawaii are rather ghastly and scary.  Nothing good seems to accompany any stories about the Night Marchers. Telling and re-telling ghost stories has been a...
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Hawaii’s Relationship with the Moon

It started a while ago. As far back as the late 1960s NASA had astronauts training on the Big Island of Hawaii for preparation in moon landings. The volcanic lands around Mauna Kea closely resemble that...

Legend of Kaena Point

We hiked Kaena Point when my daughter and her friend came to visit.  There is a huge rock nearby that is called the Pohaku o Kauai, the “rock of Kauai”.  If you believe the...
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