Hawaiian oral history has it that many centuries ago, a mischievous group of small people lives hidden in the forests and valleys of the islands even before the first settlers arrived from Polynesia. These people, who roamed the deep forests at night, are said to be only two feet tall, though some were as tiny as six inches small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. They enjoyed dancing, singing and archery, and their favorite foods were bananas and fish.
According to local lore, they are smart, extremely strong, and excellent craftsmen. They are rarely seen by human eyes, and they are credited with mighty feats of engineering and overnight construction. Even today, there are reports of sightings within the forests of Hawaii.
Listen with Gary & GoldieAnn as they are joined by our daughter, Ariel, who is currently living in Hawaii as they discover the legends of the Menehune.
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Menehune Mystery: The Original Tales and Origins of the Myth by Jan Tenbruggencate: https://www.amazon.com/Menehune-Mystery-Original-Tales-Origins/dp/1949307050
Tales of the Menehune by Mary K Pukui and Caroline Curtis: https://www.amazon.com/Menehune-Mystery-Original-Tales-Origins/dp/1949307050
“Fear” by David Desliyan: https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/royalty-free-music/download/fear/351
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