Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for 1920

Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for 1920

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... ancient ghosts and old-time cunning. The concluding third pari; of the volume of 720 pages contains fifteen mythical tales taken from the Lahainaluna School Collection, accompanied by a note of warning from the editor, and twenty-five traditionary stories on various subjects; the whole ending with a tale of Kawelo, in six chapters, which tell us of his somewhat surprising adventures. The third and last volume of the series (Volume VI of the memoirs), includes in Part I, an account of the ancient religious ceremonies, with the various heathen prayers and notes for the construction of the native temple. This part also contains details of the orders of priesthood and of native sorcery, as well as separate accounts of cultivation and fishing, the whole concluding with two chapters on ancient amusements. Part II embraces selections from the historical studies and fragmentary notes of the author which include, besides tables chonological, genealogical, etc., the following very interesting subjects: Source and Migration of the Polynesian Race; Traditional Hawaiian History; Hawaiian Origins with Comparative Traditions; Legend of Hawaii-Loa; Story of Kahahana, with Lamentation for, and Note thereon; On Hawaiian Rank; Events in Hawaiian History; Creation Myths; Traditionary Voyages; and Things Similar in India, etc., and Polynesia. Part III concluding the series will contain chants from the collection of Judge L. Andrews. In this collection the "Haui ka Lani" is now completed by the discovery of three more cantos; besides which there are chants comprising, "eulogies, lamentations, namesongs, prayers, love-songs and other rneles--a valuable collection rescued from oblivion," says the editor. By this outline it will be seen that...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780752
  • 9781236780751