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The Legends and Myths of Hawaii
     

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

by King David Kalakaua
 
The Legends and Myths of Hawaii, by King David Kalakaua, who lived from 1836 to 1890, 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 1779 and the destruction of Hawaiian temples in 1819.

No other collection of Hawaii's myths

Overview

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii, by King David Kalakaua, who lived from 1836 to 1890, 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 1779 and the destruction of Hawaiian temples in 1819.

No other collection of Hawaii's myths has come so directly from a literate Hawaiian. King Kalakaua ruled his subjects with sympathy and understanding and had a deep respect for their traditional knowledge. he was initiator of a general renaissance of Hawaiian culture that has continued to this day.

His Hawaiian Majesty King David Kalakaua was a fascinating writer an mythologist who captured in these stories the romance of old Polynesia. His book is an early and significant contribution to the preservation of Hawaiian culture, as well as a rich collection of Hawaiian lore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462907045
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
03/26/2013
Series:
NONE
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
458,808
File size:
2 MB

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