The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

Author: David Kalakaua

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748128366

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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The legends are of a little archipelago which was unknown to the civilized world until the closing years of the last century, and of a people who for many centuries exchanged no word or product with the rest of mankind; who had lost all knowledge, save the little retained by the dreamiest of legends, of the great world beyond their island home; whose origin may be traced to the ancient Cushites of Arabia, and whose legends repeat the story of the Jewish genesis; who developed and passed through an age of chivalry somewhat more barbarous, perhaps, but scarcely less affluent in deeds of enterprise and valor than that which characterized the contemporaneous races of the continental world; whose chiefs and priests claimed kinship with the gods, and step by step told back their lineage not only to him who rode the floods, but to the sinning pair whose re-entrance to the forfeited joys of Paradise was prevented by the large, white bird of Kane ; who fought without shields and went to their death without fear; whose implements of war and industry were of wood, stone and bone, yet who erected great temples to their gods, and constructed barges and canoes which they navigated by the stars; who peopled the elements with spirits, reverenced the priesthood, bowed to the revelations of their prophets, and submitted without complaint to the oppressions of the tabu ; who observed the rite of circumcision, built places of refuge after the manner of the ancient Israelites, and held sacred the religious legends of the priests and chronological meles of the chiefs.
The Legends and Myths of Hawaii
Language: en
Pages: 768
Authors: David Kalakaua
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-05 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

The legends are of a little archipelago which was unknown to the civilized world until the closing years of the last century, and of a people who for many centuries exchanged no word or product with the rest of mankind; who had lost all knowledge, save the little retained by
Myths and Legends of Hawaii
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: William Drake Westervelt
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company

Myths and Legends of Hawaii is a one-volumn selection from the four volumes of collected tales of ancient Polynesian lore by Dr. William D. Westervelt, the most prolific and popular of the retellers of Hawaiian folk tales. The selections have been edited for the enjoyment of the modern reader. Many
Legends of Hawaii
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Padraic Colum
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1937-09-10 - Publisher: Yale University Press

A collection of 19 tales from the Hawaiian people including The Arrow and the Swing and The Rolling Island
The Legends and Myths of Hawaii
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: David David Kalakaua
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-07 - Publisher:

The legends are of a little archipelago which was unknown to the civilized world until the closing years of the last century, and of a people who for many centuries exchanged no word or product with the rest of mankind; who had lost all knowledge, save the little retained by
LEGENDS OF HAWAIIAN VOLCANOES - 20 Legends about Hawaii's Volcanoes
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Anon E. Mouse
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-11 - Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

Herein are 20 legends of Hawaii’s volcanoes and the demigods which occupy them. Many of these legends are about Pele who according to Polynesian myth lives in Kilauea. The story of Pele’s arrival and occupation of Kilauea can be found in the very first story, “AI-LAAU, THE FOREST EATER.” Ai-laau