Myths Legends of Polyns

Author: Andersen,
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907784
Format: PDF
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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

Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology

Author: Robert D. Craig
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313258909
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Pacific Island Legends

Author: Bo Flood
Publisher: Bess Press
ISBN: 9781573060783
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Handbook of Polynesian Mythology

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

LEGENDS AND MYTHS OF HAWAII 21 Polynesian Legends

Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 8827576142
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this volume you will find 21 legends and myths of Hawaii reyold by no other than HM King Kalakaua (1836 – 1891), the last King of Hawaii. Herein you will find the legends of: Hina, the Helen of Hawaii. The Royal Hunchback. The Triple Marriage of Laa-mai-kahiki. The Apotheosis of Pele. Hua, King of Hana. The Iron Knife. The Sacred Spear-Point. Kelea, the Surf-Rider of Maui. Umi, the Peasant Prince of Hawaii. Lono and Kaikilani. The Adventures of Iwikauikaua. The Prophecies of Keaulumoku. The Cannibals of Halemanu. Kaiana, the Last of the Hawaiian Knights. Kaala, the Flower of Lanai. The Destruction of the Temples. The Tomb of Puupehe. The Story of Laieikawai. Lohiau, the Lover of a Goddess. Kahavari, Chief of Puna. Kahalaopuna, the Princess of Manoa. The legends in this volume are from a group of sun kissed islands lying almost midway between Asia and America. These Islands were unknown to the Western world until Captain James Cook discovered them on his third journey to the Pacific in January 1778. Here he discovered a cluster of volcanic craters and coral-reefs, where the mountains are mantled in perpetual green and look down upon valleys of eternal spring. Here, for two-thirds of the year trade-winds, sweeping down from the northwest coast of America are softened in their passage southward. They dally with the stately cocoas and spreading palms, and mingle their cooling breath with the ever-living fragrance of fruit and frangipani blossom. These islands greet the eye of the approaching mariner like a shadowy paradise, suddenly lifted from the blue depths they soar above the Pacific Ocean inviting him to drop anchor by this enchanted shore. ============ KEYWORDS-TAGS: Hawaii, folklore, fairytales, myths, legends, children’s stories, island life, surf, sun drenched, mountains, volcanoes, pacific ocean, king kalakaua, Hina, Helen Of Hawaii, Royal Hunchback, Triple Marriage, Laa-Mai-Kahiki, Apotheosis, Pele, Hua, King Of Hana, Iron Knife, Sacred Spear-Point, Kelea, Surf-Rider, Maui, Umi, Peasant Prince, Lono, Kaikilani, Adventures, Iwikauikaua, Prophecies, Keaulumoku, Cannibals, Halemanu, Kaiana, Last, Hawaiian Knights, Kaala, Flower Of Lanai, Destruction, Temples, Tomb, Puupehe, Story, Laieikawai, Lohiau, Lover Of A Goddess, Kahavari, Chief Of Puna, Kahalaopuna, Princess Of Manoa

First Contacts in Polynesia the Samoan Case 1722 1848

Author: Serge Tcherkezoff
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921536020
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explores the first encounters between Samoans and Europeans up to the arrival of the missionaries, using all available sources for the years 1722 to the 1830s, paying special attention to the first encounter on land with the Laperouse expedition. Many of the sources used are French, and some of difficult accessibility, and thus they have not previously been thoroughly examined by historians. Adding some Polynesian comparisons from beyond Samoa, and reconsidering the so-called 'Sahlins-Obeyesekere debate' about the fate of Captain Cook, 'First Contacts' in Polynesia advances a hypothesis about the contemporary interpretations made by the Polynesians of the nature of the Europeans, and about the actions that the Polynesians devised for this encounter: wrapping Europeans up in 'cloth' and presenting 'young girls' for 'sexual contact'. It also discusses how we can go back two centuries and attempt to reconstitute, even if only partially, the point of view of those who had to discover for themselves these Europeans whom they call 'Papalagi'. The book also contributes an additional dimension to the much-touted 'Mead-Freeman debate' which bears on the rules and values regulating adolescent sexuality in 'Samoan culture'. Scholars have long considered the pre-missionary times as a period in which freedom in sexuality for adolescents predominated. It appears now that this erroneous view emerged from a deep misinterpretation of Laperouse's and Dumont d'Urville's narratives.

LEGENDS of MAUI 15 Polynesian Legends from the Hawaiian Islands

Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 882756618X
Format: PDF
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Within this unique volume are 15 legends of Maui. Legends like: MAUI THE FISHERMAN, MAUI LIFTING THE SKY, MAUI SNARING THE SUN and twelve more captivating stories and tales from antiquity from the Polynesian people of the South Pacific. These legends are not only different from the myths of other nations, but they are unique in the character of the actions recorded. There are three centres for these legends, New Zealand in the south, Hawaii in the north, and the Tahitian group in the east. In each of these groups of islands, separated by thousands of miles, there are the same legends, told in almost the same way, and with very little variation in names and content. However, Maui's deeds rank in a higher class than most of the mighty efforts of the demi gods of other nations and races, and are usually of more utility. The Maui legends are full of helpful imaginations, which are distinctly and uniquely Polynesian in nature. Here you will find adventures from the great voyages of discovery which carry fragments and hints of wonderful deeds. The Maoris of New Zealand claim Maui as an ancestor of their most ancient tribes and class him as one of the most ancient of their gods, calling him "creator of land" and "creator of man" even sometimes "the sun himself," "the solar fire," and the "the sun god," while his mother Hina was called "the moon goddess." NOTE: MAUI (Ma-u-i, Ma-oo-e) is a Polynesian demi god. His name derives from “Mohyi” meaning "causing to: live" or "life," applied sometimes to the gods and sometimes to chiefs as "preservers and sustainers" of their followers. The Maui story probably contains a larger number of unique and ancient myths than that of any other legendary character in the mythology of any nation. They also form one of the strongest links in the mythological chain of evidence which binds the scattered inhabitants of the Pacific into one nation. They possess remarkable antiquity. YESTERDAY'S BOOKS FOR TODAY'S CHARITIES 10% of the profit from the sale of our books is donated to charities ---------- TAGS: Maui, Hawaii, Myths, Legends, Folklore, children’s stories, adventure, exploration, Maui's home, Fisherman, Lifting The Sky, Snaring The Sun, Finding Fire, The Skillful, Tuna, Brother-In-Law, Kite Flying, Oahu Legends, Seeking Immortality, Hina, Hilo, Wailuku River, Ghosts, Hilo Hills, Woman In The Moon, New Zealand, Maori, Polynesian, Pacific Ocean, South Pacific, Canoe,