Legends of gods and ghosts (Hawaiian mythology) by W. D. Westervelt

By W. D. Westervelt

"Out of this wealthy fabric Mr. Westervelt makes an enticing publication. so much people by no means outgrow fairy tales, and those have novelty and the glamor that we go together with distant tropical Polynesia." -Boston Transcript

"Mr. W. D. Westervelt has lived for a few years within the Hawaiian Islands, and this interpretation of Hawaiian mythology exhibits a intensity of sympathy commensurable with that of Lafcadio Hearn for the japanese. a number of the tales, as for instance the final within the quantity, 'The bride from the under-world,' are informed with spirit and charm." -The Dial

"Not purely to the anthropologist yet to the final reader besides those myths have their charm, and the debt to the Mr. Westervelt for amassing and translating them is way from small." -Springfield Republican

"These legends convey amazing number of subject material and remedy, from natural nature fable with delicacy of coloring and vividness of mind's eye, to grotesque stories of cannibal canine and cannibal ghosts, of shark-gods and dragon-goddesses. This fascinating and worthy assortment varieties a continuation of a prior quantity, 'Legends of outdated Honolulu.'" -The Sewanee assessment

"The mythology of Hawaii follows the legislation upon which all myths are developed. The islanders have constructed a few appealing nature myths. yes phenomena were saw and the mind's eye has outfitted the tale to the fascinating item which has attracted attention." -Boston Transcript

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

I. The Ghost of Wahaula Temple

II. Maluae and the Under-world

III. A Giant's Rock-throwing

IV. Kalo-eke-eke, the Timid Taro

V. mythical Canoe-making

VI. Lau-ka-ieie

VII. Kauhuhu, the Shark God of Molokai

VIII. The Shark-man of Waipio Valley

IX. The unusual Banana dermis

X. The previous guy of the Mountain

XI. Hawaiian Ghost checking out

XII. How Milu grew to become the King of Ghosts

XIII. a trip to the King of Ghosts

XIV. Kalai-pahoa, the Poison-god

XV. Ke-ao-mele-mele, the Maid of the Golden Cloud

XVI. Puna and the Dragon

XVII. Ke-au-nini

XVIII. The Bride from the Under-world

Appendix:

The Deceiving of Kewa

Homeless and Desolate Ghosts

Aumakuas, or Ancestor-ghosts 8

The Dragon Ghost-gods 5

Chas. R. Bishop

Press Notices

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