Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology) (Illustrated)

Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology) (Illustrated)

by William Drake Westervelt, Amanda Lee

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 25 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• Legends of Gods and Ghosts provides an abundance of attractive nature myths and a cycle of legends recounting the exploits of the wonder-working demigod Maui. Lovers of legendary lore may feast upon this collection of traditional tales of the Hawaiian people. The ancient Hawaiians were of an imaginative turn of mind, and their traditions abound in tales of gods and goblins. As soon as the Hawaiian alphabet was prepared, in 1821, native writers began delving into their past, finding there a treasure-mine of romantic stories and of valuable ethnological and historical facts in regard to the Polynesian race. These stories were written originally in Hawaiian, for native newspapers, and have been collected and translated by the author, W. D. Westervelt.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014265263
Publisher: Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 723,283
File size: 1 MB

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