Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hollis. The Masai

Today's free book is The Masai: Their Language and Folklore by Alfred C. Hollis. You can learn more about the Masai people of east Africa at Wikipedia.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.



The hare and the elephants
The warriors and the devil
The warrior and his sisters
The devil called Sae-Kidongoi and the children
The warriors and the monkeys
Konyek and his father
The old man and his knee
Greed of the old man and his wife
The woman and the children of the sycamore tree
The father of Marogo
The two wives and the twins
The caterpillar and the wild animals
The warrior and the Lumbwa
The boy, his brother, and their song
The ostrich chicks
The crow who married a woman
The hare, the hyena, and the lioness's cave
The demon and the child
The two Dorobo
The Dorobo and the giraffe
The story of the gods
A devil
The beginner of the earth
The story of Le-eyo's disobedience
The origin of the Masai and Bantu people
The story of the sun and moon
The eclipse of the moon
Suurise and sunset
The stars
A halo round the moon and the milky way
The rainbow
Comets
Sheet lightning
The story of the flocks and the rain and sun
The story of the night and day
The story of the sky and earth

There are additional sections on a wide range of Masai folk beliefs and customs.

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