Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes (mythology) by W. D. Westervelt

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Author Westervelt, W. D. (William Drake), 1849-1939
LoC No. 16024113
Title Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes (mythology)
Collected and translated from the Hawaiian
Contents Part I, Legends: Ai-laau, the forest eater. How Pele came to Hawaii. Pele and the owl ghost-god. The hills of Pele. Pele and the chiefs of Puna. Pele's tree. Pele and Kaha-wali. Pele and Kama-puaa. Pele and the snow-goddess. Genealogy of the Pele family. Pele's long sleep. Hopoe, the dancing stone. Hiiaka's battle with demons. How Hiiaka found Wahine-omao. Hiiaka catching a ghost. Hiiaka and the seacoast Kupuas. Lohiau. The annihilation of Keoua's army. The destruction of Kamehameha's fish ponds. Kapiolani and Pele -- Part II, Geological facts: The crack in the floor of the Pacific. Hawaiian volcanoes. Volcanic activity. Changes in Kilauea crater. Foundation of the observatory.
Language English
LoC Class GR: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation: Folklore
Subject Legends -- Hawaii
Subject Volcanoes -- Hawaii
Category Text
EBook-No. 66516
Release Date
Most Recently Updated Apr 6, 2022
Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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