An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I.

Front Cover
Trubner & Company, 1878 - Hawaii
1 Review
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
 

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Good book, not a good digitization. The electronic copy cuts off page 249, perhaps one of the most important pages in the book, which goes over the genealogy discussed in the rest of it.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 212 - The waters are called nara, because they were the production of Nara, or the spirit of God ; and since they were his first ayana, or place of motion, he thence is named Narayana, or moving on the waters.
Page 68 - When above were not raised the heavens ; and below on the earth a plant had not grown up ; the abyss also had not broken open their boundaries. The Chaos (or water) Tiamat (the sea) was the producing mother of the whole of them.
Page 212 - ... seed became an egg bright as gold, blazing like the luminary with a thousand beams ; and in that egg he was born himself, in the form of Brahma, the great forefather of all spirits.
Page 89 - ... two tribes of the human family became extinct. One consisted entirely of women, and the other were distinguished by the appendage of a tail like that of a dog. The highest point of the island of Koro is associated with the history of the flood. Its name is Ngginggi-tangithi-Koro, which conveys the idea of a little bird sitting there and lamenting the drowned island. In this bird the Christians recognise Noah's dove on its second flight from the ark.
Page 169 - ... Marquesas, Society, and Samoan groups arrived at the Hawaiian islands, and, for the space of five or six generations, revived and maintained an active intercourse with the first named groups; and: 4. " From the close of the above migratory era, which may be roughly fixed at the time of Laamai-kahiki and his children, about twenty-one generations ago, Hawaiian history runs isolated from the other Polynesian groups, until their re-discovery by Captain Cook in 1778.
Page 212 - He, whom the mind alone can perceive, whose essence eludes the external organs, who has not visible parts, who exists from eternity, even he, the soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend, shone forth in person.
Page 68 - And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep ; and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters," — a passage whose awful sublimity is not always seen and appreciated by those who read it.
Page iv - We may be sure that there never was a myth without a meaning; that mythology is not a bundle of ridiculous fancies invented for vulgar amusement; that there is not one of those stories, no matter how silly or absurd, which was not founded in fact, which did not once hold a significance."—Ibid., vol.
Page 71 - Genesis, the sons of Adam and the sons of God. It appears incidentally from the fragments of inscriptions, that it was the race of Adam, or the dark race, which was believed to have fallen ; but there is at present no clue to the position of the other race in their system.
Page 89 - The number saved — eight — exactly accords with the " few " of the Scripture record. By this flood it is said that two tribes of the human family became extinct. One consisted entirely of women, and the other were distinguished by the appendage of a tail like that of a dog. The highest point of the island of Koro is associated with the history of the Flood. Its name is Ngginggi-tangithi-Koro, which conveys the idea of a little bird sitting there and lamenting the drowned island.

Bibliographic information