Hawaiian Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables
Hawaii offers a rich collection of folklore of gods like Pele, Maui, and other deities. Stories from Hawaii are unique, a glimmering gem among the other folklore of North America. Researchers believe the earliest inhabitants of Hawaii existed around 300 CE, and throughout the years, various chiefs battled for control of the Hawaiian islands until the Kingdom of Hawaii was formed in 1795. Kamehameha the Great conquered O’ahu, Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, and Hawaii to unit them as one government. The government was overthrown in 1893, was annexed in 1897, then became a state in 1959.
In 1922, noted author Padraic Colum was commissioned by the Hawaiian legislature to collect Hawaiian stories, myths, and legends. In 1924, the first volume, At the Gateways of the Day, was published.
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- The Seven Great Deeds of Ma-ui: How Ma-ui Won a Place for Himself in the House
- The Seven Great Deeds of Ma-ui: How Ma-ui Lifted Up the Sky
- The Seven Great Deeds of Ma-ui: How Ma-ui Fished Up the Great Island
- The Seven Great Deeds of Ma-ui: How Ma-ui Snared the Sun and Made Him Go More Slowly Across the Heavens
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