Grey. Polynesian Mythology

Today's free book is Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealanders as Furnished by Their Priests and Chiefs to Sir George Grey. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image; the links below are to the Sacred Texts edition of the book.

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


The Children of Heaven and Earth
The Legend of Maui
The Legend of Tawhaki
Rupe's Ascent into Heaven
The Legend of Kae's Theft of the Whale
The Murder of Tuwhakararo
The Legend of Rata
The Legend of Toi-te-huatahi and Tama-te-kapua
The Legend of Poutini and Whaiapu
The Voyage to New Zealand
The Curse of Manaia
The Legend of Hatupatu and His Brothers
Legend of the Emigration of Turi
Legend of the Emigration of Manaia
The Story of Hine-Moa
The Story of Maru-tuahu, the Son of Hotunui, and of Kahurare-moa, the daughter of Paka
The Two Sorcerers
The Magical Wooden Head
The Art of Netting Learned by Kahukura from the Fairies
Te Kanawa's Adventure with a Troop of Fairies
The Loves of Takarangi and Rau-mahora
Stratagem of Puhihuia's Elopement with Te Ponga
The Story of Te Huhuti
Appendix: On the Native Songs of New Zealand

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