Superstition – Hawaiian

Folkore: Hawaiian superstitions and beliefs

There’s one part of the islands on a mountain called the Pali Highway. You can’t carry pork with you. There was a group of people who went there and they had pork and the car stopped completely and won’t start.


My mom heard these from a storyteller who collected ghost stories. She’s pretty superstitious so she’ll make sure you’re clean after the beach and that you respect people’s graves and such. But I don’t know the origin of the night marchers.

My Analysis:

Pork is a sacred symbol to the indigenous people, so to carry it with your would be disrespecting the core of the island. It is imperative that one release it so that good fortune will be on your side.