Eye of Hawaii – Hawaiian Legends
Most Hawaiians do not practice their ancient religion today, yet their are few who are not at least a little superstitious. Living on an active volcano can do this to you.
Legends grow out of humankind’s propensity to explain the world around them, and make a distinction between themselves and nature. The Hawaiian culture brought forth a myriad of legends, many of which bear strong similarities to those of other island groups in the Pacific.
Legends of Maui
The Maui legends form one of the strongest links in the mythological chain of evidence which binds the scattered inhabitants of the Pacific into one nation.
Maui Myths and Folklore
Come read about Kama Pua’a – The Pig Child, Poisionous Limu, Birth of Iao Needle, and the Story of Maui.
Pele, Volcano Goddess of Fire
According to myth, the islands of Hawaii owe their very existence to Pele, the goddess of fire, best known as ‘the volcano goddess’. Like most other deities who play the starring role in creation myths, Pele held both the power to create and to destroy.
Plant Legends of Hawaii
Tour the National Tropical Botanical Garden with Briggy, and through Flash animations, learn the legends behind the native plants.