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Legends of Maui

--A Demi-God of Polynesia and His Mother Hina

by W. D. Westervelt


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This is a collection of lore related to the Polynesian culture-hero, Maui, particularly his labors in creating the world. The book also includes some myths about Hina, Maui's mother, and several tales local to the Hawaiian islands.

Title Page
Helps to Pronunciation
I. Maui's Home
II. Maui the Fisherman
III. Maui Lifting the Sky
IV. Maui Snaring the Sun
V. Maui Finding Fire
VI. Maui the Skillful
VII. Maui and Tuna
VIII. Maui and His Brother-In-Law
IX. Maui's Kite Flying
X. The Oahu Legends Of Maui
XI. Maui Seeking Immortality
XII. Hina of Hilo
XIII. Hina and the Wailuku River
XIV. Ghosts of the Hilo Hills
XV. Hina, the Woman In the Moon