Beckwith. Hawaiian Mythology

Today's free book is Hawaiian Mythology by Martha Beckwith. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

This book is available at Sacred Texts, and the links below are to that online edition of the book.



Part One: The Gods
I. Coming of the Gods
II. Ku Gods
III. The God Lono
IV. The Kane Worship
V. Kane and Kanaloa
VI. Mythical Lands of the Gods
VII. Lesser Gods
VIII. Sorcery Gods
IX. Guardian Gods
X. The Soul After Death

Part Two: Children of the Gods
XI. The Pele Myth
XII. The Pele Sisters
XIII. Pele Legends
XIV. Kamapua‘a
XV. Hina Myths
VI. Maui the Trickster
XVII. Aikanaka-Kaha‘i Cycle
XVIII. Wahieloa-Laka Cycle
XIX. Haumea

Part Three. The Chiefs
XX. Papa and Wakea
XXI. Genealogies
XXII. Era of Overturning
XXIII. Mu and Menehune People
XXIV. Runners, Man-Eaters, Dog-Men
XXV. The Moikeha-La‘a Migration
XXVI. Hawaiiloa and Paao Migrations
XXVII. Ruling Chiefs
XXVIII. Usurping Chiefs

Part Four. Heroes and Lovers in Fiction
XXIX. Kupua Stories
XXX. Trickster Stories
XXXI. Voyage to the Land of the Gods
XXXII. Riddling Contests
XXXIII. The Kana Legend
XXXIV. The Stretching-Tree Kupua
XXXV. Romance of the Swimmer
XXXVI. Romance of the Island of Virgins
XXXVII. Romances of Match-Making
XXXVIII. Romances of the Dance
XXXIX. Wooing Romances

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