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

William Drake Westervelt


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

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

  • Title: Legends of Maui - A Demi-God of Polynesia and of His Mother Hina
  • Author: William Drake Westervelt
  • ISBN: 9781444603378
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback



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A comprehensive overview of the legends of Maui, collected in the nineteenth century. The emphasis in this book is on the Hawaiian version of the legends, however constant comparison is made with variants across Polynesia and New Zealand. Where any particular myth is more fragmentary in its Hawaiian mode, Westervelt provides the full version from its best locale.My magpie jottings for future reference:"Maui's magic hook, with which he fished up islands, was made from the jawbone of his ancestres [...]

This was pretty bad. The thing keeping me from giving it a 1 Star review is that it has good information for a reference book, but unless someone needs to get some info on one of the legends for research purposes or something, I wouldn't suggest anyone pick it up. The thing is, he does a really poor job of writing the narrative. Instead of just telling the story, he would start it off with a phrase like "The blah, blah, blah" story says." And then he would interrupt the flow to say the variation [...]


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