Legends of Hawaii.
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Legends of Hawaii.

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Tales -- Hawaii.,
  • Folklore -- Hawaii.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWith decorations by Don Forrer.
SeriesA Yale paperbound, Y-16
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 220 p.
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14543139M

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  The Legends and Myths of Hawaii, by David Kalakaua, has the subtitle “The Fables And Folklore Of A Strange People.” Published in by David Kalakaua, the penultimate Hawaiian monarch, he tells the story of his people from ancient times to the early contact with Europeans. He makes some interesting moves/5(36).   The Legends and Myths of Hawaii: The fables and folk-lore of a strange people Contents: Preface -- Hawaiian legends: introduction -- Hina, the Helen of Hawaii -- The royal hunchback -- The triple marriage of Laa-mai-kahiki -- The apotheosis of Pele -- Hua, king of Hana -- The iron knife -- The sacred spear-point -- Kelea, the surf-rider of Maui. The Legends and Myths of Hawaii by Kalakaua and this one by W.D. Westervelt are both great books. If you have read any of my other reviews on Hawaiian Mythology/Legends/Folklore then you may already know that I have a love for Hawaiian tales and myths so this is yet another book I 3/5. Nineteen bright and charming fairy tales of Hawaii have been skillfully retold by this gifted storyteller. Padraic Colum brings to them a rare feeling for the things of the imagination, and he tells them with poetry, imagery, and enchantment. These legends have been treasured by Hawaiians from time immemorial and are perhaps our best approach to the cultural background of the Hawaiian people.5/5(1).

Being in North Kohala, on the Big Island, the history and legends run deep. Even without this connection this is an excellent book. A must read for any resident or visitor to Hawaii. It reads quickly & like a story book not a history book. It's as if "uncle" sat down to tell you the legends of /5.   Book Legends of Hawaii Luau. BOOK NOW. Frequently Asked Questions. How long does a luau last? It depends on which luau you choose but most start around 5pm and end sometime around to 9 pm. What is Poi and should I eat it? Poi is made from the taro root which is cooked and pounded into a paste. It is a super food and has been a staple of Reviews: out of 5 stars Myths and Legends of Hawai'i - A Coloring Book Reviewed in the United States on Decem Today I have found a nice book to gift to my grandson: A Coloring Book about the myths and legends of the Hawai'ian Islands.5/5(1). in the book: Colum, Padraic, Legends of Hawaii on pages: HSL Call Number: H C UHM Call Number: GRC64 Subject: Kamohoalii appears in the legend: "Keaniniulaokalani" in the book: Thrum, Thomas G., More Hawaiian Folk Tales: A Collection of Native Legends .

in the book: Kalakaua, David, and Rollin Mallory Daggett, The Legends and Myths of Hawaii: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People on pages: HSL Call Number: H K. Religion and mythology were interwoven in Hawaiian culture; and local legends and genealogies were preserved in song, chant, and narrative. Martha Beckwith was the first scholar to chart a path through the hundreds of books, articles, and little-known manuscripts that recorded the oral narratives of the Hawaiian people.   Legends of Hawaii Paperback – September 4, by Padraic Colum (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Mass Market Paperback "Please retry" $ $Cited by: 5.   The Legends and Myths of Hawaii, by King David Kalakaua, who lived from to , is a remarkable work. It combines many traditional Hawaiian legends with stories about historical incidents, such as the death of Captain James Cook at the hands of Hawaiians in and the destruction of Hawaiian temples in No other collection of Hawaii's myths has come so directly Reviews: 1.