Albatross Legends


Albatross IllustrationThere are many legends about the albatross. This bird can survive alone far out on the open ocean, which few animals can do. The Maori people of New Zealand revered them as lonely wanderers, and wore their feathers out of respect. Hawaiian mythology said they could intervene and save people in their hour of need.  European sailors saw them as a symbol of hope, and believed they were the souls of sailors lost at sea.