Hawaiian Mythology by William D. Westervelt
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Great Collection Of the Hawaiian Legends and Polynesian Myths with Geological Facts at the time.
Unique to this title are:
- A Historical Introduction To the Author, his life and his works
- A study of themes in Hawaiian Mythology
Be ready to immerse yourself into the Myths and Long forgotten Stories of The Hawaiian people.
The traditional name of the Hawaiian people is Kānaka Maoli. Hawaii was settled at least 800 years ago with the voyage of Polynesians from the Society Islands.
They have a rich and colorful culture as well as vibrant stories which emerged from the volcanoes and planted their roots to inspire their descendants for generations.
This book will cover some of the most interesting legends as well as geological facts about the volcanoes which give an interesting perspective as to how those stories were formed.
In Hawaiian religion, Pele, goddess of volcanoes, is credited with controlling the lava flows of Kilauea. Known for her strength and enviousness, Pele was descended from Papa and Wakea, the ancient Earth Mother and Sky Father. To illustrate her importance, the author includes stories from history and notes on geology.
Sneak Peek of Chapters Inside:
- PART 1. LEGENDS
- 1. Ai Laau, The Forest Eater
- 2. How Pele Came To Hawaii
- 3. Pele And The Owl Ghost-God
- 4. The Hills Of Pele
- 5. Pele And The Chiefs Of Puna
- 6. Pele’s Tree
- 7. Pele And Kaha-Wali
- 8. Pele And Kama-Puaa
- 9. Pele And The Snow-Goddess
- 10. Genealogy Of The Pele Family
- 11. Pele’s Long Sleep
- 12. Hopoe, The Dancing Stone
- 13. Hiiaka’s Battle With Demons
- 14. How Hiiaka Found Wahine-Omao
- 15. Hiiaka Catching A Ghost
- 16. Hiiaka And The Seacoast Kupuas
- 17. Lohiau
- 18. The Annihilation Of Keoua’s Army
- 19. Destruction Of Kamehameha’s Fish-Ponds
- 20. Kapiolani And Pele
- PART 2. GEOLOGICAL FACTS
- 1. The Crack In The Floor Of The Pacific
- 2. Hawaiian Volcanoes
- 3. Volcanic Activity
- 4. Changes In Kilauea Crater
- 5. Foundation Of The Observatory
About the author:
William Drake Westervelt has written many books as well as magazines covering the history, legends and mythology of Hawaii. Rev. William D. Westervelt was born on the 26th of December of 1849 in Oberlin, Ohio. His interest in Hawaiian mythology was an avocation that led to numerous magazine and newspaper articles, many reprinted in his several collections. A century after its publication this book is still a great reference to Hawaiian mythology.
Indulge yourself and give this audiobook a listen! Close your eyes while the narrator guides you through a time of erupting volcanoes and the birth of Pele and her great legends as the creator of the Hawaiian islands!