The famous Disney film “Karate Kid” features the young lion Moana, who is taught by her foster family in Hawaii. She is described as a fierce survivor of her foster parents’ plane crash and she is described as looking more like a lion than a girl. It’s cute to watch Moana grow and mature throughout the movie. It’s not until the very end of the film when Moana finally decides to retire to the Island of Oahu where she can live with her foster family. The reasons for Moana’s departure from the Island of Moana are both sad and humorous.
Firstly, it’s important to understand that Moana had been brought up strictly and disciplined from an early age. Her training began when she was only four years old and during this time she learned how to respect the elders and take orders from them. She also learned to respect the fish spirits that lived within the ocean and who would watch over the young. In other words, Moana was made to learn how to be a creature of strength and independence as well as a creature of kindness and gentleness.
When Moana left for the mainland, she became lost in the sea with a bottle of medicine that some people believe contained a potion that could give her the spirit of life. There were other stories that she was looking for a cure for cancer. Some people say she may have tried to contact the spirit of Jesus. Whatever the reason, Moana did carry the bottle with her on her boat trip and it may have been the bottle that caused her to become stranded and abandon her ship.
The bottle was eventually found by a group of fishermen who gave it to Moana as a gift. As it so happened, Moana was traveling with a friend on her trip who also happens to be the Fisherman Who Loved to Sea, thereby explaining why the two of them wound up stranded together. The Fisherman Who Loved to Sea took the bottle to a secluded area where they were attacked by a shark but Moana was saved and lived to tell the tale of what happened.
While most people are familiar with Moana’s story, many do not know that she also left an island called Tiki hut to live in. The people on the island loved Moana and considered her to be a kind and generous spirit. It is said that whenever Moana wanted to go somewhere she would go to Tiki hut. It is said that when Moana desired to go back to the mainland she would have to pass through a tunnel guarded by sharks but she always returned.
After leaving Tiki Island Moana lived for a time on the beaches of Oahu before she moved onto the Island of Hawaii. Some people claim that Moana had this great love of dogs that she got while she lived on the Oahu Island. One story says that Moana dreamed about dogs while she was asleep and this is where the legend of her speaking to the wind by night began. Some even say that this is where she met Richard Menes who was from San Diego. They fell in love and were married before Moana departed for the Islands.
When Moana left the island to live on Oahu, her spirit was not welcomed on the Hawaiian Islands. This is probably why the people of that time did not want to have anything to do with her. She tried to enter various homes but no one would let her in. She was continually pestered by pranksters who thought she may be a possessed being or had a spirit of some sort living inside of her. She was also continually told that she would one day return to the mainland and was often asked if she wished to be burned alive.
Some people say that Moana’s spirit did leave the island but she chose not to return. They say that she decided to pass on rather than see the pain she had inflicted on the people of her time. Since then the legend has been passed down through the generations. Some people say that Moana did not really leave the island but was really just sleeping on a coconut shell by the Waikiki shore. Whatever the story is, many people today still believe that Moana did exist on the Hawaiian Islands.