Maori Myth and Legend

Maori Myth and Legend

Some of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic book. The stories range from the creation of the world and the coming of life, death and knowledge, to supernatural tales of love, terror and adventure.

Author: Reed A. W

Publisher: Raupo

ISBN: 0143010360

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Page: 95

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The Maori have a rich and colourful tradition of myth and legend. Some of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic book. The stories range from the creation of the world and the coming of life, death and knowledge, to supernatural tales of love, terror and adventure. Read about the great god Tane, about Maui who tamed the sun, about the woman on the moon, about monsters, fairies, fabulous birds and moving mountains.
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A Concise Encyclopedia of M ori Myth and Legend

A Concise Encyclopedia of M  ori Myth and Legend

Based on 'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend' this is a concise guide to Maori myths and legends, religious beliefs, folklore and history.

Author: Margaret Orbell

Publisher: University of Canterbury

ISBN: UOM:39015022892205

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 671

Based on 'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend' this is a concise guide to Maori myths and legends, religious beliefs, folklore and history. More than 300 entries, arranged alphabetically, reveal the subtlety and complexity of the traditional Maori view of the world, and a large index provides cross-referencing.
Categories: History

Blood Narrative

Blood Narrative

Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts
Chadwick Allen Donald E. Pease ... "acts vigorously to overcome his low status
as the youngest son" (A Concise Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend, 84).

Author: Chadwick Allen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822329476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 590

DIVCompares the discourses of indigeneity used by Maori and Native American peoples and proposes the concept treaty discourse to characterize the relevant form of postcolonial situation./div
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tamaki makaurau

Tamaki makaurau

The myths and legends in this collection are retold here as they might have been in earlier times.

Author: Edith Phillips-Gibson

Publisher: Raupo

ISBN: 0790010615

Category: Legends

Page: 116

View: 513

The Auckland area has many wondrous landmarks, passageways, caves and pa sites. Accompanying these formations are equally wondrous tales of how they were formed, whether it be by natural forces or by the ancient Maori people who lived in the area. The myths and legends in this collection are retold here as they might have been in earlier times. There are stories of enemies sworn, of taniwha roaring, of lovers forlorn, of courageous people and of landmarks that are today explored by many visitors and residents of New Zealand's largest city.
Categories: Legends

Nga Korero o Nehe Noa

Nga Korero o Nehe Noa

A comprehensive collection of Maori myth, legend and history has been combined in the one book by Tepora Kameta. Written partly in English and partly in Maori, Kameta covers everything from the creation of Maori to the present day.

Author: Tepora Kameta

Publisher:

ISBN: 1877513539

Category: Mythology, Maori

Page: 134

View: 414

A comprehensive collection of Maori myth, legend and history has been combined in the one book by Tepora Kameta. Written partly in English and partly in Maori, Kameta covers everything from the creation of Maori to the present day. Classic myths such as the taming of the sun, the fish of Maui and the goddess of fire are covered as well as an intensive look into the history of the Ngati Pikiao. Maori grammatical terms are explained making for an indispensable resource in Maori mythology.
Categories: Mythology, Maori

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth  Legend and Folklore

... the god of the forests and the ancestor of all birds. Source: Orbell, Concise
Encyclopedia of Māori Myth and Legend, – ; Tregear, Maori-Polynesian
Comparative Dictionary, ; Ancient History of the Maori, Volumes, Volume , ...

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495054

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 428

View: 328

Here there be dragons--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Pacific Mythology

Pacific Mythology

Entries discuss the myths and traditions of Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Phillipines, and the islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia

Author: Jan Knappert

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: IND:30000038707810

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 714

Entries discuss the myths and traditions of Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Phillipines, and the islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia
Categories: Social Science

Narrating Indigenous Modernities

Narrating Indigenous Modernities

In this light, Māori traditions become more than “myth-messages to which the
Maori people can and will respond today.”43 While mythology in general
provides models or prescriptions for behaviour, Māori narratives employ myths,
legends, ...

Author: Michaela Moura-Koçoğlu

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401206976

Category: Maori literature

Page: 298

View: 437

"The Maori of New Zealand, a nation that quietly prides itself on its pioneering egalitarianism, have had to assert their indigenous rights against the demographic, institutional, and cultural dominance of Pakeha and other immigrant minorities - European, Asian, and Polynesian - in a postcolonial society characterized by neocolonial structures of barely acknowledged inequality. While Maori writing reverberates with this struggle, literary identity discourse goes beyond any fallacious dualism of white/brown, colonizer/colonized, or modern/traditional. In a rapidly altering context of globality, such essentialism fails to account for the diverse expressions of Maori identities negotiated across multiple categories of culture, ethnicity, class, and gender. Narrating Indigenous Modernities recognizes the need to place Maori literature within a broader framework that explores the complex relationship between indigenous culture, globalization, and modernity. This study introduces a transcultural methodology for the analysis of contemporary Maori fiction, where articulations of indigeneity acknowledge cross-cultural blending and the transgression of cultural boundaries. Thus, Narrating Indigenous Modernities charts the proposition that Maori writing has acquired a fresh, transcultural quality, giving voice to both new and recuperated forms of indigeneity, tribal community, and Maoritanga (Maoridom) that generate modern indigeneities which defy any essentialist homogenization of cultural difference. Maori literature becomes, at the same time, both witness to globalized processes of radical modernity and medium for the negotiation and articulation of such structural transformations in Maoritanga."--Publisher's description.
Categories: Maori literature

Hawaiki

Hawaiki

Author: Margaret Rose Orbell

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002158754

Category: Maori (New Zealand people)

Page: 81

View: 658

Categories: Maori (New Zealand people)

A New Zealand Book of Beasts

A New Zealand Book of Beasts

4 Warren Pohatu, Māori Animal Myths, p. 4. 5 Elsdon Best, The Maori, vol ... 452.
6 Erica Fudge, Animal. 7 A. W. Reed and Ross Calman, Reed Book of Māori
Mythology; Margaret Orbell, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Māori Myth and
Legend.

Author: Annie Potts

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781869407735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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A New Zealand Book of Beasts is a groundbreaking examination of the interactions between humans and 'nonhuman animals' - both real and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, popular culture, historiography, media and everyday life. Structured in four parts - Animal Icons, Animal Companions, Art Animals and Controversial Animals - the Book of Beasts touches on topics as diverse as moa-hunting and the SPCA, pest-control and pet-keeping, whaling and whale-watching; on species ranging from sheep to sperm whales and from pekapeka to possums; and on the works of authors and artists as various as Samuel Butler and Witi Ihimaera, Lady Mary Anne Barker and Janet Frame, Michael Parekowhai and Don Binney, Bill Hammond and Fiona Pardington. In examining through literature, art and culture the ways New Zealanders use and abuse, shape and are shaped by, glorify and co-opt, and describe and imagine animals, the authors tell us a great deal about our society and culture: how we understand our own identities and those of others; how we regard, inhabit and make use of the natural world; and how we think about what to buy, eat, wear, watch and read. This is an engaging, original and scholarly rigorous book of cultural criticism and a thoughtful addition to New Zealand literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines  2 volumes

Maori Myths and Tribal Legends. London: John Murray, 1964. Anderson,
Johannes C. Myths and Legends of the Polynesians. New York: Dover
Publications, 1995. Beckwith, Martha. Hawaiian Mythology. Honolulu: University
of Hawaii Press, ...

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313349904

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 641

View: 300

This two-volume set provides a comprehensive guide to the vast array of feminine divine figures found throughout the world. • Coverage of thousands of goddesses describe their myths and images, as well as how they were honored by their worshipers • Organization by region permits in-depth study of specific religious traditions • Includes 40 line drawings by renowned mythic artist Hrana Janto, based on original works from various cultures • Extensive bibliographies on each of the 30 cultures represented draw from the fields of classics, anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Maori Origins and Migrations

Maori Origins and Migrations

The Genesis of Some Pakeha Myths and Legends M.P.K. Sorrenson. elaborating
carved meeting houses. Some mid-nineteenthcentury samples of these can be
seen in our museums—but they remain of course genuine expressions of Maori ...

Author: M.P.K. Sorrenson

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781869407049

Category: Social Science

Page: 102

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Since Europeans first set foot in New Zealand they have speculated about where the Maori people came from, how they made their way to New Zealand and how they lived when they arrived here. Theories have abounded: some of them have hardened into accepted truth. The result has been an accumulation of Pakeha myths about Maori origins. The process of this mythmaking is the subject of Sorrenson's book: 'It is not an attempt to find an original or even a Pacific homeland for the Maori. I leave that task to the many others who are happily engaged on it.' But as a study of the development of ideas, this book is both fascinating and salutary.
Categories: Social Science

Maori Myth

Maori Myth

HIS INTRODUCTION to the companion volume, Maori Legends, the artist Roger
Hart referred to the fact that Maori ... Natural and supernatural phenomena are
interwoven in the several aspects of Maori culture, not only in myth, legend, and ...

Author: Alexander Wyclif Reed

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037350266

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

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Colour illustrated stories about creation etc. of the New Zealand Maori people. An interesting construct to account for the way things are in the physical and social worlds.
Categories: Social Science

HAWAIIAN FOLK TALES

HAWAIIAN FOLK TALES

This book was created in response to repeated requests from the public. The compiler, Thomas.

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9788822801876

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 435

Herein you will find 34 folk and fairy tales from the Hawaiian Islands. Of special note is the section on the MENEHUNES, or fairy folk, of Hawaii. Unsurprisingly the islands are often referred to as the Home of the Brownies. You will also find the tales of AI KANAKA; A LEGEND OF MOLOKAI, MAUI SNARING THE SUN, THE LOCATION OF THE LUA O MILU, KALELEALUAKA, LAKA'S ADVENTURE, KEKUPUA'S CANOE, THE BATTLE OF THE OWLS and many, many more. If you have interest in the native Hawaiian people, and indeed the Polynesian race as a whole, then you will do well to include this book in your library. However, if you are seeking märchen, different to the usual European diet of princes on white stallions dashing in to save a beautiful princess, then this volume is bound to keep you captivated for hours as well. This book was created in response to repeated requests from the public. The compiler, Thomas. G. Thrum, therefore presented in book form the series of legends that have were made a feature of "The Hawaiian Annual", originally published as early as 1875 and through to the 1970’s. The series has been enriched by the addition of several tales, the famous shark legend having been furnished for this purpose from the papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society. In similar vein Abela Publishing has also published “The Legends of Maui” a book containing the 15 legends of Maui’s exploits and adventures, under ISBN: 9781907256950. A second volume of Polynesian folklore is Polynesian Mythology Ancient Traditional History Of The New Zealanders (phew!) has been published under ISBN: 9781907256318 and has a shorter sub-title of Maori Folklore. The book contains 23 Maori myths and legends collected by Sir George Grey and published in 1945. Sir George Grey was twice appointed Governor General of New Zealand firstly from 1845 to 1853, and again from 1861 to 1868. He was later elected Prime Minister. So accurate was Sir George’s translations of Maori folklore that he was able to use the precedents in the folklore of this volume to settle disputes amongst the Maori. 33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. Tags: Hawaiian Folk Tales, Thomas Thrum, Polynesian Folklore, Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths, Legends, Children’s Stories,Traditional Stories, Bedtime Stories, Hawaii, Ai Kanaka; A Legend Of Molokai, Maui Snaring The Sun, The Location Of The Lua O Milu, Kalelealuaka, Laka's Adventure, Kekupua's Canoe, The Battle Of The Owls, Hawaiian Annual, Shark Legend, Maui, Legends Of Maui, Polynesian Mythology, Snaring The Sun, Origin Of Fire, Pele And The Deluge, Pele And Kahawali, Hiku And Kawelu, Kona, Menehunes, Fairy Folk, Home Of The Brownies, Moke Manu, Kahalaopuna, Princess Of Manoa, Kanikaniaula, First Feather Cloak, Tomb Of Puupehe, Legend Of Molokai, Fish God Of Hawaii, Legend Of Ku-Ula, Story Of The Anae-Holo, Myth Of The Hilu, Hou, Snoring Fish
Categories: Fiction

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes

Related entries: Aniz; Maui;Victims References and further reading Alpers,A.,
Legends of the South Sea, London: John ... Orbell, M., The Illustrated
Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend, Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury
University ...

Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576072165

Category: Reference

Page: 347

View: 636

Entries describe the origins and deeds of folk heroes as they have existed in folktales, songs, oral tradition, and other folklore genres.
Categories: Reference

Media and Ethnic Minorities

Media and Ethnic Minorities

... the clash between Maori and Pakeha identities and values in The Bone People
(1983). Nor do they stand up to comparison with the Maori myth and legend to
which Duff alludes. Nonetheless, his outlook may have encouraged some Maori
 ...

Author: Valerie Alia

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748626304

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 700

This book addresses cross-cultural representations of ethnic minority peoples by dominant society 'outsiders' and indigenous self-representation in the context of the 'New Media Nation'. In doing so, it explores the role of language, culture, identity and media in liberation struggles and the emergence of new political entities, and opens up issues of colonial oppression to public debate. It is intended to help inform policy in a variety of settings. Grounded in current perspectives on diaspora and homeland and drawing on Alia's work on minorities, media and identity as well as Bull's work on Maori socio-cultural issues and criminalisation of minorities, this volume offers a comparative, international perspective on the experiences of a broad range of ethnic minority peoples. These include Inuit and First Nations people in Canada; Native Americans and African Americans in the United States; Sami in northern Europe; Maori in New Zealand; Aboriginal people in Australia and Roma in Ireland and Britain.
Categories: Social Science

Reed Book of M ori Mythology

Reed Book of M  ori Mythology

Far from being just entertainment - and the stories are very entertaining - these stories are part of a living, breathing culture. They are part of our heritage, both Maori and Pakeha."

Author: Alexander Wyclif Reed

Publisher: Raupo

ISBN: UOM:39015059291610

Category: Legends

Page: 528

View: 620

The Reed Book of Maori Mythology is a new, updated and revised version of A.W. Reed's classic A Treasury of Maori Folklore (1963). These vivid and entertaining stories have been revised by Ross Calman, and can now be enjoyed by a new generation of readers. The book tells the stories of the creation of the universe, of Rangi and Papa and the children of earth and sky, of the demigods Maui and Tawhaki, of supernatural monsters and fairies, and of heroes and lovers. For centuries Maori were isolated from the rest of the Polynesian world - indeed, from the rest of the world - and subsequently developed a remarkably rich, and in many ways unique, mythology. Far from being just entertainment - and the stories are very entertaining - these stories are part of a living, breathing culture. They are part of our heritage, both Maori and Pakeha."
Categories: Legends

Pacific Island Legends

Pacific Island Legends

Collects forty-three historical or traditional stories from the Pacific Islands, including creation myths and stories of gods, heroes, and ordinary people.

Author: Bo Flood

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 157306078X

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 378

Collects forty-three historical or traditional stories from the Pacific Islands, including creation myths and stories of gods, heroes, and ordinary people.
Categories: Fiction

Myths Legend and Lore

Myths  Legend and Lore

Both the writing and the illustrations have ample power . 190. Maori Myths and
Tribal Legends . A. Alpers ; ill . P. Hanly . John Murray . This is a collection of
myths about Maori gods and heroes - Maui for example ( 26 , 116 -- and legends
 ...

Author: Ralph Lavender

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UCAL:B5434515

Category: Children's literature

Page: 165

View: 866

Categories: Children's literature