Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)

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Press of Geo. H. Ellis Company, 1915 - Folklore - 263 pages
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User Review  - Jillian -always aspiring- - Goodreads

Need to read for research, that's all. (I'm hoping to like it because I like mythology -- and here's hoping I get a good foundation for a story out of it!) Read full review

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Page 48 - You cannot stand alone. Climb trees ! Twine your long leaves around them. Let your blazing red flowers shine between the leaves like eyes of fire ! Give your beauty to all the 'ohi'a trees of the forest.
Page 33 - Grant a canoe that shall be swift as a fish! To sail in stormy seas, When the storm tosses on all sides! MAORI The Maori of New Zealand belong to the far-flung Polynesian peoples who live in the islands scattered over thousands of miles of the Pacific with the sea as their thoroughfare. The ocean provides a link as well as a barrier, and the basic similarities in culture between Polynesian groups, apparently...
Page 242 - ... the roughness of the ground, and of the trees. The child then went to a better place, to a plain, and there tried again, repeating his throws until he arrived at the dwellings of the other people. When the young people threw their darts, he threw his. Aha! it flew indeed I and was lost in the far distance. When the sister beheld him, she at once felt a great desire towards him. In vain the people of the place strove to detain him, even following him when he left, but they caught him not. The...
Page v - Islands are as diverse as those of any country in the world. They are also entirely distinct in form and thought from the fairy-tales which excite the interest and wonder of the English and German children.
Page 257 - Parre (pali) there are two large stones on which even now offerings of fruits and flowers are laid to propitiate the Aku-wahines, or goddesses, who are supposed to have the power of granting a safe passage.
Page 26 - A MYTH is a purely imaginative story. A legend is a story with some foundation in fact. A fable tacks on a moral. A tradition is a myth or legend or fact handed down from generation to generation. The old Hawaiians were frequently mythmakers. They imagined many a fairy-story for the different localities of the islands, and these are very interesting.
Page 33 - When the tree began to crack to its fall, they lowered their voices and allowed no one to make a disturbance.
Page 243 - After they had been welcomed, and greeted, the young man said, " After I leave, do not bury my sister." The young man then arose and went on his way, till he saw a canoe floating. He then gave the command to his companions, and all paddled away in the canoe. They paddled on for a long distance, in fact to the...
Page 243 - Berenga- wairua (where the spirits take their last flight, at Cape Maria Van Diemen), where they rested, and Miru let go the anchor. He then said to his companions, " When you see the cable of the anchor shaking, pull it up ; but wait here for me.

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