Hiku & Kawelu

Hiku & Kawelu Hawaiian Legends & Mythology A famous legend from the magnificent Waimea Canyon on the island of Kauai is the love story of Hiku and Kawelu. The legend goes something like this: Hiku, a demigod, visited the human realm and fell in love with a...

Hawaiian Demigod Māui

Hawaiian Demigod Māui; Half Man, Half God In Hawaiian religion, Māui is a culture hero and ancient chief who appears in several different genealogies. Fisherman Māui would go fishing in the broken coral reefs below Haleakala with his brothers. Māui was a poor...

ʻĪao Valley

I’ao Valley, Maui Iao Needle Iao Needle (Kūkaemoku), an East Maui landmark, is a vegetation-covered lava remnant rising 1,200 feet from the valley floor or 2,250 feet above sea level. The needle is a sharp ridge that gives the appearance of being a spire when...

Hawaiian Legends: Menehune

Hawaiian Legends of Menehune Menehune are a mythological dwarf people in Hawaiian tradition who are said to live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, hidden and far away from human settlements. The Menehune are described as superb...

Crouching Lion Trail

Pu’u Manamana Crouching Lion Trail Crouching Lion Perched high up on the mountain ridges overlooking Kahana Bay on Oahu’s lush Windward Coast is the distinct natural rock formation known most famously by its English name, “Crouching Lion.” When the sun is...

ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Legend

ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Legend This Hawaiian Legend explains how the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Tree & Flower Blossom got their names. The story takes place in the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Pele, Goddess of Volcanoes & Fire was deeply attracted to a strong,...