The Legends and Myths of Hawaii: The Fables and Folk-Lore of a Strange People download epub
by David Kalakaua
This book was an interesting selection of Hawaiian folklore retold. The book was part of Kalakaua's project to restore some of his people's traditions.
This book was an interesting selection of Hawaiian folklore retold. The tone of the work is stilted and somewhat formal, so it may not be the best book to read for entertainment purposes. The book was part of Kalakaua's project to restore some of his people's traditions Keaulumoku's white head and bent form were seen in the opening. Seating himself within view of all he began to chant a mele in tremulous tones.
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. of water, and at the top of his speed started down the mountain
Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. of water, and at the top of his speed started down the mountain. Over the rim he dashed with an agonized heart, and down the ragged slope of the kula to the shore, which the waves were already lashing in a voice of thunder
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The people were ruled by district chiefs, in fief to a supreme head on some of the islands, and on others independent, and the lines dividing the masses from the nobility were less strictly . Russian and Polish Folk Lore and Legends.
The people were ruled by district chiefs, in fief to a supreme head on some of the islands, and on others independent, and the lines dividing the masses from the nobility were less strictly drawn than during the centuries succeeding. Wars were frequent between neighboring chiefs, and popular increase was slow; but the tabus of the chiefs and priests were not oppressive, and the people claimed and exercised a degree of personal independence unknown to them after the eleventh century.
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 1779 and the destruction of Hawaiian temples in 1819. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.
By his hawaiian majesty kalakaua. The legends are of a little archipelago which was unknown to the civilized world until the closing years of the last century, and of a people who for many centuries exchanged no word or product with the rest of mankind; who had lost all knowledge, save the little retained by the dreamiest of legends, of the great world beyond their island home; whose.
Written with a certain amount of historical bias and subjectivity, only a thoroughly objective, enthusiastic and well-conceived scholarly overview may be able to be its equal.
A collection of legends and myths of the Hawaiian islands and their 'strange people' as told by His Majesty King Kalakaua, the last king of Hawaii. Daggett, United States Minister to the Hawaiian Islands 1882-1885.
Paperback – 18 March 2012. by David Kalakaua (King of Hawaii) (Creator).