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These 9 Fascinating Stories Of Hawaiian Mythology Will Leave You Shaking Your Head In Awe

Like many indigenous peoples, the ancient Hawaiians felt a deep connection to the aina (land), and used stories of their gods and goddesses to explain everything from lava flows to the creation of the Hawaiian Islands. These Hawaiian myths and legends are full of passion, betrayal, love, and death, and are sure to astonish you.

Isn’t Hawaiian mythology absolutely fascinating? I dare you to find another state with as many incredible myths and legends as Hawaii.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.