Hawaiian Legend About A Child-shark

The shark is one of the main characters of myths and legends of the peoples inhabiting the island Polynesian and Hawaiian archipelagos. For some primitive tribes the shark was let vindictive, but a deity, for others – full of deceit evil spirit. Often worship the shark has acquired a very complex forms: the shark played some roles, the man turned into a shark, shark in person. On many Pacific islands is terrifying deity is not satisfied that occasionally carried away by the sea man, woman or child at the time of his mysterious attacks. It demanded higher tribute – human sacrifices.

And here in certain day the leader or high priest of the tribe went to people in accompanied by a servant, carrying a noose, like a shark trap. At a sign from the leader he with force her metal into the crowd. Person on whom this loop fell, on the spot choked. Then his body according to certain ritual cut on pieces and thrown into the sea insatiable deities. Legend Once on the island of Oahu a young woman fights her brother was calling for help. When the brother heard her, she has managed to give birth and wrap the baby in a blanket. The child's mother is still cried when her brother arrived. Then he asked her why she cries.

She asked him to open a blanket and watch the child. My brother did it and saw that the child was the body of a shark and a human head. Surprised by his brother told his sister release the child into the ocean, otherwise the child will inevitably die. She refused to listen to him because the child was her despite an ugly body. In the end, the argument 'against' brother convinced her of the futility of their wishes and that release the child into the ocean primarily in the interests of the child. They both went to the Black Point to Kala, and when they arrived, the brother of the child released into the water. By placing the child in the water, brother talked to him on the Hawaiian. The child then made the only splash of its tail and sailed away. Each morning, the mother returned to the same place to collect seaweed. While she worked, the baby shark appeared and was fed with milk from her breasts. Time passed, and the child turned into an adult well-formed shark. One morning, when her mother gathered seaweed, a flock of sharks start swimming around her. Suddenly, her baby shark appeared next to her and struck her with his tail fin with such force that her mother was thrown in shallow water, away from other sharks. This was followed by fierce battle of her baby with the other sharks. Mother did not know about the outcome of this battle, and she never saw her 'baby'. Tired of infinite expectations, the woman eventually returned to his birthplace on the island of Maui. Once, ten years later, she and her mother collected the algae on the shore, but never returned home. Her brother and friends began to look for them. Group search has found these two women, dead, floating along with their bags full of algae directly on them. Group attempted to rescue the body, but a large shark in every way prevented. Brother of woman found in her lost the offspring of his sister, a shark-child.