A common Legend among many Polynesian Peoples of The South Pacific, The ''Aitu'' are seen as ''Demon Spirits''. They are the cause and effect of most ''bad luck'' and calamity that would (or could) befall someone. While invisible to the naked eye, The Aitu take the forms of common features found within Nature. Their very name means ''to lament''. Often, special prayers were invoked by People, prior to going out into the Jungles, as a means of protection from The Aitu.