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Marianas island legends : myth and magic

Author: Bo Flood; Connie J Adams
Publisher: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi : Bess Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering rare insights into Chamorro and Carolinian cultures, this volume contains legends, poems, folklore, history, traditions, rhymes and riddles, and shiver stories collected from the elders and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bo Flood; Connie J Adams
ISBN: 1573061026 9781573061025 1573061018 9781573061018
OCLC Number: 48421392
Description: xiv, 194 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: MYTHS AND LEGENDS FROM THE CHAMORRO AND CAROLINIAN PEOPLE --
Chamorro Creation Myth --
Before Words Were Written --
How the Women Saved Guam --
Okkodu: A Clever Trick for a Beautiful Girl --
The Pandanus: A Legend of Service --
The Great Sea Race --
Half Man but Strong Magic: The Legend of Lipe'pee'lmo'ng --
How Navigation Came to Micronesia --
From Spanish Times (1668-1899) --
Sirena --
Juan Malo and the Governor's Three Pigs (a play) --
The Legend of the Flame Tree --
Banana and Coconut --
FOLKLORE AND HISTORICAL TALES --
The Legend of the Breadfruit Tree --
Have We Always Had Banana Trees? --
The Ancient Chamorros --
The Legend of Taga --
Paru'ng: Top Hat Chief --
Rafalawasch Wake (poem) --
Luta's Little Miracle: A Look at Luta (Rota) Long Ago --
Buried Treasure: Ship of Silver and Jewels --
The Miracle of a Mysterious Lady --
Stones from Long Ago: Latte --
WINDOWS TO OUR ANCESTORS: LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT --
What We Do --
The Magic of Fragrance: The Mwaar of the Rafalawasch --
Respetu: The Showing or Giving of Respect --
What Is Respect? --
Our Banyan Tree --
A "Song Sung" Tradition --
Some Chamorro Recipes --
Luus! A Carolinian Love Game --
What We Believe --
When a Woman Is Pregnant: Carolinian Customs --
Journey in Life and Death: Carolinian Traditions --
Funeral Chant (poem) --
When We Dance --
Origins of Stick Dance, a Carolinian Tradition --
Warrior Dance: A Carolinian Stick Dance --
Sa-Rin-a-Lo-Mwan (Dance of Invitation) --
MICRONESIAN NAVIGATION --
The Revival of Traditional Navigation --
Arrogance (poem) --
Let Our Voyage Be Safe (poem) --
SHIVER STORIES --
Introduction --
The Crying Child and the Haunted House --
Death of a Friend --
The Card That Disappeared --
A School Spirit and Bloody Mary --
How a Taotaomo'na Rebels --
Illusions: Real or Unreal? --
The Boy on the Side of the Road --
Salt and Lemon --
Wooden Rainbow --
RHYMES AND RIDDLES --
The Sea Thunders --
The Flame Tree --
Green Fingers, Red Tongue --
Group Riddles --
Graveyard of Corals --
Mango Palace --
Home (poem) --
Select Bibliography.
Responsibility: compiled by Bo Flood ; with a foreword by Lawrence J. Cunningham ; illustrations by Connie J. Adams.
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