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Hawaiian Legends and Proverbs
Hawaiian Legends Index
Index of Hawaiian legends (English language versions), including references to Hawaiian places, people (historical and mythological), plants, animals, objects and activities, human characteristics, geographical features, natural phenomena.
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings by
Call Number: PN6519.H4 P84 1983
Publication Date: 1983
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Collections of Hawaiian Literature
Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-lore by
Call Number: AM101 .B4473 (vol. 4-6)
Publication Date: 1985
Accounts of Hawaiian origins, traditions, history and legends gathered from unattributed original sources. Divided in three volumes numbered 4-6: 4) covers story of islands' formation and origins, Aukelenuiaiku, Moikeha, Kila, Umi, Kihapiilani, Lonoikamakahiki, Kualii, and various legends; 5) covers Kawelo, Pakaa, Kuapakaa, and various legends; 6) covers religion, fishing, cultivation, games and sports, origins, migrations, voyaging, genealogy, chants and songs.
Hawaiian antiquities = (Moolelo Hawaii) by
Call Number: DU625 .M252 1971
Publication Date: 1951
"David Malo (ca. 1793–1853) stands with Samuel Kamakau and John Papa ‘Ī‘ī as one of the three most significant Native Hawaiian historians of the nineteenth century. Malo’s Hawaiian Antiquities is considered a classic and deserves a place in the library of any serious student of Hawaiiana. Raised among chiefs, priests, artisans, and scholars in the court of Kamehameha I, Malo provides one of the few authentic sources of information on the ancient beliefs and practices of Hawaiians. Malo was among the Hawaiians to study reading and writing with the missionaries. Although he was influenced by Christian teachings, he had been brought up under the traditional Hawaiian kapu system and his writings closely embody Hawaiian patterns of thought. Hawaiian Antiquities is a singular account of Hawaiian culture and society in pre-Christian times. This engrossing study, completed in 1839, tells us of the material world of Hawaiians, as well as their origins, myths and beliefs."
Contemporary Hawaiian Authors
Works of Hawaiian authors are regularly published in the following journals.