The Huaka’ipo The night marchers

The Huaka’ipo the ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors
They would march at sunset and before sunrise. Anyone who lived near where they marched would hear chanting and marching. They would also come as if they were ascot ting a dying relative to the spirit world.
There are different depictions of these fallen warriors but they all have the same idea.
And some of these ideas look freaking amazing and if you highly respected these warriors great things would happen.
The ceremony and conduct of the march is customised to the tastes of its honored leader. A chief known to be fond of music would be honored with much drumming and chanting. If the chief enjoyed peace and quiet, the march would be as silent as possible. If a chief did not like to walk around much, he would be carried in a sling. In old Hawaii, laws declared parts of a chief to be sacred, and not seen. The punishment for looking at these parts was death. If a chief's face was not supposed to be seen, he would lead. If his back was not to be looked upon, he would be in the back. However, for some chiefs, there was no part of them that was forbidden to look at. This chief would march among the other warriors in the group.
Anyone looking upon or seen by the marchers will die unless a relative is within the marcher's ranks- some people maintain that if you lie face down on the ground they will not see you. This is to show respect. However, if exiting the area is the fastest option, it is recommended.
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