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Hawaiian Mythology

By: Martha Beckwith

...Why after thirty years, should Beckwith’s Hawaiian Mythology be reprinted? Why, for the last twenty-five years, have scholars and amateurs alike sought for either new or used copies of this book which has become a rarity? To begin with, it was the first, and is still...

...This guide to the native mythology of Hawaii has grown out of a childhood and youth spent within sound of the hula drum at the foot of the domelike House of the Sun on the windy island of Maui. There, wandering along its rocky coast and sandy beaches, explorin...

...Introduction. vii -- Preface. xxxi -- Coming of the Gods. 1 -- Ku Gods. 12 -- The God Lono. 31 -- The Kane Worship. 42 -- Kane and Kanaloa. 60 -- Mythical Lands of the Gods. 67 -- Lesser Gods. 81 -- Sorcery Gods. 105 -- Guardian Gods. 122 -- The Soul after Death. 144 --...

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