Lava Rock Luck: How to Avoid a Hawaiian Curse
Have your kids ever taken something without you knowing? It can happen, I know I’ve done it growing up. But when you’re with family in Hawaii, just make sure no one takes home a lava rock (or black sand) without your knowledge. You just might experience a mythical Hawaiian curse—lava rock bad luck.
The curse of the lava rockThere’s a well-known Hawaiian curse that brings bad luck to those who take a lava rock home. Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, will place a spell on anyone who takes volcanic stones from her land.
Best way to avoid the lava rock curseIt’s really simple: don’t take a lava rock home!
Send your package back to HawaiiIf you are experiencing bad luck from taking home a lava rock, you should consider sending it back to Hawaii. We receive packages of estranged lava rocks every few months from visitors. I wrote about this last year, and the note inside typically reads:
“I took this lava rock on vacation. Please return it to the land where it belongs, it has only brought us bad luck.”