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Myths & legends : the gift of stories from our cultures

Author: Jillian Sullivan
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Pearson Longman, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of myths and legends from some of the cultures that form part of the heritage of many New Zealanders today, including five Maori myths.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jillian Sullivan
ISBN: 0582549574 9780582549579
OCLC Number: 174081847
Notes: Collection of myths and legends from some of the cultures that form part of the heritage of many New Zealanders today, including five Māori myths. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Description: 104 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The beginning of the world --
Maori : Earth and sky --
Chinese : Pangu and the separation of earth and sky --
Viking : Ice and fire --
The gift of life --
Cook Islands people : The gift of the eel god --
Samoan : The origin of kava --
Chinese : The pumpkin girl and the Great Wall --
The gift of fire --
Maori : Maui and Mahika --
Australian Aboriginal : Crow and the firesticks --
Greek : Prometheus and the gift of fire --
The journey into darkness --
Maori : Maui and Hine-nui-te-po --
Japenese : Izanagi and Izanami --
Greek : Orpheus and Eurydice --
Maori : Hine-marama --
The search for truth --
Maori : Tautini-awhitia-the boy in the seedpod canoe --
Greek : Theseus --
Celtic : The son of Cuchulainn --
Tongan : the lizard sons --
Trust and betrayal --
Greek : Cephalus and Procris --
Viking : Freya and Odur --
Tongan : Hina and Sinilau --
Maori : Rau-whata and Turiroa --
The heroic quest --
Tuamotuan : Rata --
Celtic : Cuchulainn's battle --
Greek : Odysseus and the Cyclops --
The reluctant hero --
Greek : Antigone --
Vanuatu : The swan maiden --
Indian : King Great Virtue --
Australian aboriginal : The first platypus.
Other Titles: Myths and legends
Responsibility: Jillian Sullivan.

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Collection of myths and legends from some of the cultures that form part of the heritage of many New Zealanders today, including five Maori myths.

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