There are several legends about the origins of the hula.
According to a Hawaiian legend Laka, goddess of the hula, gave birth to dance on the island of Molokai, in a sacred place of Kaʻana. After Laka’s death, his remains were hidden under the Puʻu Nana hill.
Another story tells of Hiʻiaka, who danced to calm her fiery sister, the goddess of Pele volcanoes. This narrative places the source of the hula in Kauaʻi, in the Hāʻena Valley, on the north coast.
Polynesian dances- It has its origin in the South Pacific islands that make up Polynesia, such as Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Rapa Nui and others.
The dances present the culture and habits of the Polynesian peoples. The dances include stories about nature, mythology and events of daily life.
In Hawaiian hulas the body moves smoothly according to melodious music. Hand gestures tell the story of the song or play native instruments; They tell stories of creation of the world, of actions of gods and heroes, of the great journeys of ancestors