Folklore: Hawaiian superstitions/beliefs
1. Dont take black sand from the beach or youll anger the goddess of the volcano. Shes temperamental and stuff. You have to dust yourself off after you sit down.
2. Then theres the night marchers. The ghosts of soldiers who walk on a specific trail they march one. There was one kid whose bed was on the trail and its not good to be there. Youll get a fever and stuff.
My mom heard these from a storyteller who collected ghost stories. Shes pretty superstitious so shell make sure youre clean after the beach and that you respect peoples graves and such. But I dont know the origin of the night marchers.
Hawaiian superstitions are interesting. The first one deals with the beach, a big tourist staple in Hawaii. Because they surround the entire volcanic island and are considered to be the property of the gods, they are sacred. Superstitions and myths are often intertwined, as this one is. Dusting off black sand to not anger the gods signifies a reverence for nature and for a sacred truth.