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. And while the islands are home to countless myths and legends, there is one legend in particular that applies directly to Hawaii’s tourists.

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