Myths Legends of Polyns

Author: Andersen,
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907784
Format: PDF, ePub
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Myths & Legends of the Polynesians is an account of the history, art and mythology of the Polynesian peoples. The Polynesians had many myths and legends, but through the ages they had been circulated by word of mouth, and not recorded. They were recalled from the vast storehouse of time and memory by the old priests who treasured the old traditions, and by the kahuna or sorcerers who constantly relived the legends and sang the old songs. Polynesians have always had a strong romantic appeal to the outside world, possibly because of their enchanting island surroundings, their simple life and natural graces. Their legends have been woven into rich tapestries in this classic text. Stories of Myths and Legends of the Polynesians include: Koropanga and Rukutia Kelea and Kalamakua Uenuku Fairies and Taniwha The Tawhaki Cycle Pele the Fire–Godess The Spirit Worlds Io, Tangaroa, and Creation Tane' and Rongo THe Areoi Society and and Hula Dance

Pacific Island Legends

Author: Bo Flood
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060783
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Collects forty-three historical or traditional stories from the Pacific Islands, including creation myths and stories of gods, heroes, and ordinary people.

Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology

Author: Robert D. Craig
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313258909
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this first reference guide to the mythology of these "Vikings of the Pacific," Craig reviews Polynesian legends, stories, gods, goddesses, and heroes in hundreds of alphabetical entries that succinctly describe both characters and events. His wide-ranging and thorough introduction set the subject in its geographic, historical, anthropological, and linguistic contexts, offering an illuminating overview of the origin of the Polynesians as a distinct people and tracing their voyages and settlements from Indonesia to Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, the Marquesas, the various islands of eastern Polynesia, including Hawaii, and also to Easter Island, New Zealand, and beyond.

Handbook of Polynesian Mythology

Author: Robert D. Craig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078949
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An accessible, concise reference source on Polynesia's complex mythology, product of a culture little known outside its home.

Tales of the Mermaids of Waiahuakua

Author: Kohana Au
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1770675663
Format: PDF, ePub
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"... a collection of Hawaiian creation and romantic legends with the interjection of the mermaid. Since the time of the great voyages from Tahiti to Hawaii, the mermaid has been a part of the legend and lore.There are many tales of Hawaiian Mermaids dating back as far as when the first voyagers from Kahiki ventured forth upon the waters of the Pacific to populate "Hawaii...the land of green-backed and mottled seas."--P. [4] of cover.