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Hawaiian mythology

Author: Martha Warren Beckwith
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1970.
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Beckwith, Martha Warren, 1871-1959.
Hawaiian mythology.
Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1970
(OCoLC)608646886
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Warren Beckwith
ISBN: 0870220624 9780870220623
OCLC Number: 96119
Notes: Originally published in 1940.
Description: xxxiii, 575 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The gods. Coming of the gods --
Ku gods --
The god Lono --
The Kane worship --
Kane and Kanaloa --
Mythical lands of the gods --
Lesser gods --
Sorcery gods --
Guardian gods --
The soul after death --
Part 2. Children of the gods. The Pele myth --
The Pele sisters --
Pele legends --
Kamapuaʻa --
Hina myths --
Maui the trickster --
Ainaka-Kahaʻi cycle --
Wahieloa-Laka cycle --
Haumea --
Part 3. The chiefs. Papa and Wakea --
Genealogies --
Era of overturning --
Mu and menehune people --
Runners, man-eaters, dog-men --
Hawaiian mythology --
The Moikeha-Laʻa migration --
Hawaiiloa and Paao migrations --
Ruling chiefs --
Usurping chiefs --
Part 4. Heroes and lovers in fiction. Kupua stories --
Trickster stories --
Voyage to the land of the gods --
Riddling contests --
The Kana legend --
The stretching-tree Kupua --
Romance of the swimmer --
Romance of the island of virgins --
Romances of match-making --
Romances of the dance --
Wooing romances.
Responsibility: Martha Warren Beckwith ; with a new introd. by Katharine Luomala.

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