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Maori Legends Of The Land

Maori Legends
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A collection of Māori myths and legends of the land, particularly those of famous places and landmarks, mountains, wild lands and sea coasts. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Maori Legends of the Land
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors:
Categories: Folklore
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Bush Press
A collection of Māori myths and legends of the land, particularly those of famous places and landmarks, mountains, wild lands and sea coasts. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Maori Legends
Language: un
Pages: 60
Authors:
Categories: Legends
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated
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Maori Tales And Legends
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Kate McCosh Clark
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-16 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Preface: THE following tales are an outcome of a long residence in New Zealand, and of many opportunities whilst travelling amongst the Maoris of becoming acquainted with their folk-lore, superstitions, and customs. From a vast mass of legendary tales, rich in variants, and recorded often in a fragmentary manner, I have chosen those in this little volume as the oldest and best known amongst the natives. I have endeavoured to adhere to the true spirit of the tales themselves, and to give them the form, expression, and speech characteristic of the country and clever native race. The Maoris, as a rule, are eloquent, and their language is full of metaphor and poetical allusion, and musical with open vowels. Every syllable ends with a vowel, every vowel is sounded, and that according to the Italian method. Though the Maori practice of cannibalism in times past is revolting to a higher civilisation, it may, to a certain extent, have been due to the entire absence of any quadrupeds larger than a rat, and to the craving for flesh food so well described in Stanleys accounts of some of the races in Central Africa. The Maoris are a strong race both physically and
Myth and Geology
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Luigi Piccardi, W. Bruce Masse
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Geological Society of London
"This book is the first peer-reviewed collection of papers focusing on the potential of myth storylines to yield data and lessons that are of value to the geological sciences. Building on the nascent discipline of geomythology, scientists and scholars from a variety of disciplines have contributed to this volume. The geological hazards (such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and cosmic impacts) that have given rise to myths are considered, as are the sacred and cultural values associated with rocks, fossils, geological formations and landscapes. There are also discussions about the historical and literary perspectives of geomythology. Regional coverage includes Europe and the Mediterranean, Afghanistan, Cameroon, India, Australia, Japan, Pacific islands, South America and North America. Myth and Geology challenges the widespread notion that myths are fictitious or otherwise lacking in value for the physical sciences." -- BOOK JACKET.
Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 409
Authors: Robert D. Craig
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
In this first reference guide to the mythology of these "Vikings of the Pacific," Craig reviews Polynesian legends, stories, gods, goddesses, and heroes in hundreds of alphabetical entries that succinctly describe both characters and events. His wide-ranging and thorough introduction set the subject in its geographic, historical, anthropological, and linguistic contexts, offering an illuminating overview of the origin of the Polynesians as a distinct people and tracing their voyages and settlements from Indonesia to Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, the Marquesas, the various islands of eastern Polynesia, including Hawaii, and also to Easter Island, New Zealand, and beyond.
Learning in Science
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Beverley Bell
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Psychology Press
Describes a variety of projects by the author offering insight into their methods and findings on teaching science in the primary grades.
Maori Legends
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Alexander Wyclif Reed
Categories: Legends
Type: BOOK - Published: 1972 - Publisher: Raupo
The Ancient Maori peopled his world with imaginative yet clearly-defined gods and manifestations. He had his own vivid account of the creation of the world, the separation and the clothing of the Earth Mother, and the ornamenting of the Sky Father with sun, moon and stars by Tane-matua. Tangaroa, the god of the sea, is at war with Tane of the Forests, and both are attacked by Tawhiri-matea, the god of winds. From this rich treasure store Roger Hart has selected subjects to illustrate intriguing aspects of Maori lore and takes the reader behind the scenes of Maori belief in the supernatural.
Traditional Māori Legends
Language: un
Pages: 31
Authors: Warren Pohatu
Categories: Folklore
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Puffin Books
Nga Tai Korero means 'the currents of speech', a reference to the Maori tradition of oral storytelling. In this colourful book, Warren Pohatu retells in simple form fourteen Maori stories and myths that have been passed down over centuries - including old favourites like 'Maui and the Fish', 'Paikea and the Whale', 'Tutanekai and Hinemoa', 'Ngatoroirangi', 'Rona and the Moon', and 'Maui and the Sun'. All the stories are accompanied by Pohatu's vivid double-page illustrations.
Reed Book of Māori Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Alexander Wyclif Reed
Categories: Legends
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Raupo
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."
Maui and Other Legends
Language: un
Pages: 208
Authors: Peter Gossage
Categories: Legends
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-03 - Publisher: Puffin Books
"A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume.Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evocative language form a powerful combination, and each has earned its place among the beloved classics of our literature. These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Several feature the remarkable culture hero Maui - the quick-witted and the trickster - whose exploits include slowing the sun in its course across the sky, fishing up the North Island/Te Ika a Maui, discovering the secret of fire and his attempt to trick the goddess of death and become immortal. Maui and Other Legends contains eight essential legends. In this volume you will find timeless favourites such as How Maui Found his Mother, Battle of the Mountains, Pania of the Reef and many more. The treasury includes- How Maui Found his Mother How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone The Fish of Maui How Maui Slowed the Sun How Maui Found the Secret of Fire How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death Battle of the Mountains Pania of the Reef"