Makapu’u Legends

Two Legends Of Makapu’u There is a mo’olelo, or legend, of how the famous bodyboarding & bodysurfing place called Makapu’u beach got its name. An ancient legend of a goddess from Tahiti whose name was Makapu’u. She was an ugly goddess with big bubbly eyes,...

9th Island Ghost

9th Island Las Vegas Ghost; Haunted Luxor Hotel & Casino The Luxor hotel and casino has a long history of tragedy that make some believe it’s one of the most haunted places on the strip. I’s also one of the most recognizable buildings in Las Vegas....

Lana’i Island

Island of Lānaʻi Lana’i is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Island chain and is the the smallest publicly accessible inhabited island of the eight main islands. The island of Lana’i measures at 140 square miles and is located directly south of...

Hula Legends

Legends of Hula; How Hula Was Born There are multiple Hawaiian legends of how hula came to exist. One Hawaiian legend claims Laka, goddess of the hula, as well as fertility and reproduction, gave birth to the hula dance on the island of Molokaʻi, at a sacred place in...

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...