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Ancient Hawaiians lived by the animistic philosophy that assigned living souls to animals, trees, stones, stars, and clouds, as well as to humans.
Religion and mythology were interwoven in Hawaiian culture; and local legend and genealogies were preserved in song, chant, and narrative.
This book is a classic work of forklore and ethnology, and the definitive treatment of Hawaiian mythology.


Author: Martha Beckwith


Paperback: 571 pages


 

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Ku and Hina -Man & Woman- were the great ancestral gods of heaven and earth for the ancient Hawaiians.
The Hawaiian gods were like great chiefs from far lands who visited among the people, entering their daily lives sometimes as humans or animals, sometimes taking residence in a stone or wooden idol.

Ancient Hawaiians lived by the animistic philosophy that assigned living souls to animals, trees, stones, stars, and clouds, as well as to humans.
Religion and mythology were interwoven in Hawaiian culture; and local legend and genealogies were preserved in song, chant, and narrative.
This book is a classic work of forklore and ethnology, and the definitive treatment of Hawaiian mythology.

Author: Martha Beckwith

Paperback: 571 pages

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (January 1, 1976)

Language: English

Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 1.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds 

ISBN-10: 0824805143
ISBN-13: 978-0824805142

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