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Kamapua'a by Hawaii Artist Dietrich Varez

The Hawaiian Hog-Man, also called the Oahu Hog-Man or Kamapuaʻa ("hog child") is a legendary humanoid creature reported to live in remote forests. The creature is described to look like a wild pig with humanoid features.

Kamapuaʻa[]

Kamapuaʻa, meaning "hog child" in the Hawaiian language, is a hog-man kupua (demigod) associated with Lono, the god of agriculture. Kamapuaʻa is best known for his romantic pursuit of the fire goddess Pele, with whom he shared a turbulent relationship. Despite Pele's power, Kamapuaʻa's persistence allows him to turn her lava rock into fertile soil. An ancient pre-missionary wooden tiki statue of Kamapua'a was found in a cave in up-country Maui. It is on display at the Bailey House Museum.

Modern Sighting[]

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Tiki depicting Kamapuaʻa found in a cave in up-country Maui. It is on display at the Bailey House Museum.

According to Chillingencounters.com a hog-man was sighted on the twisting roads of Mt. Tantalus in Oahu, Hawaii.

It looked like a small wild pig, which we have a lot of (they are actually a problem, as they cause a lot of erosion). It had a fat body and a curly tail...Although its body was that of a pig, its face was…something else. Its nose was flat; it didn’t have a snout. In fact, it appeared to have distinct *human* features.

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