Chinaman's Hat, or "Mokoli'i" in Hawaiian, was allegedly formed when Pele's sister slew a dragon or giant lizard and threw his tail into the water near Oahu, according to Fodor's. Other dragon body parts were scattered into the water nearby, forming rocky islets.Know More
Chinaman's Hat, so named because of its resemblance to the flattened conical bamboo hat often found in traditional Asian garb, is an uninhabited island accessible only by water. Located about 600 yards offshore on the north edge of Kaneohe Bay in Oahu, Hawaii, the tiny island was created by the erosion of the basaltic ridge, the remains of an ancient volcano, that forms the Kuoloa Mountains rising high above the windward coast. The long line of nearby islets were either formed similarly or fell from the higher parts of the ridge.
Chinaman's Hat is best known for its beauty and as a nesting area for the wedge-tailed shearwater, a type of puffin. During low tide when the seas are calm, visitors can wade out to the island, and kayakers have made it a favorite lunch stop because of its flat, warm beach. For those in good physical shape, a hike to the top of Mokoli'i rewards visitors with a stunning view of the Windward coastline and Kaneohe Bay.Learn more about Mythology
Sigurd the Dragon Slayer is a hero from Nordic legends and is the main character of the epic "Volsunsaga." According to Norse legend, Sigurd is the son of King Sigmund, who shattered his sword and fell after attacking a disguised Odin. His step-father, King Alf, sent Sigurd as a foster-child to Regin, who attempted to tempt Sigurd into committing acts of violence and greed.Full Answer >
"Dragon Balls" are entirely fictitious objects possessing supernatural power, and they are not found in real life. They come from a Japanese comic book created by Akira Toriyama called "Dragon Ball."Full Answer >
Beowulf defeats the dragon in the beast's lair with the help of a young warrior named Wiglaf, according to the "Beowulf" novel. They wound the dragon in several places, and finally, Beowulf cleaves the creature with his short sword.Full Answer >
To become a mermaid when touching water, one must use her imagination. Despite even recent mermaid sighting claims, mermaids do not appear to be real and are likely only mythological creatures dating back to before 2000 B.C., potentially beginning with the Babylonian deity Era or Oannes, meaning Fish-God.Full Answer >