Table of contents for Handbook of Polynesian mythology / Robert D. Craig.


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Contents
Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
	Pacific Geography
	The Polynesians-From whence Did They Come?
	Traditional Polynesian Society, Economy, and Culture
		Material Culture
		Polynesian Music, Dance, Games, and Diversions
	Polynesian Languages, Pronunciation, and Transliteration 
	Polynesian Oral Literature
	Recorded Texts
	European Exploration and the Development of Island Nations
		The Cook Islands
	French Polynesia
		Hawai(singleopenquote)i
	New Zealand
	S(a-macron)moa
		American S(a-macron)moa
		S(a-macron)moa ("Western S(a-macron)moa" from 1890 to 1997)
		Kingdom of Tonga
	Other Polynesian Islands
		Easter Island
		Tuvalu
Chapter 2: Creation and the Cosmos
	General Characteristics of the Polynesian Creation Stories
		Tahiti
		New Zealand
		Tonga
		S(a-macron)moa
		Hawai(singleopenquote)i
		Mangaia (Cook Islands) and the Tuamotus
			A Psalm of the Creation
	General Characteristics of the Polynesian Cosmos (Heavens)
Characteristics of the Polynesian Gods and Goddesses
Chapter 3: Deities, Themes, and Concepts
	Alele, Winged Thieves of S(a-macron)moa
	Arioi Society
	Birdman Cult
	Birds
	Breadfruit, Origin of
	Calendar
	Cannibalism and Human Sacrifices
	Canoes
		Boat Travel
		Canoe Building
	Ceremonies, Religious
	Chiefly Class
	Coconut, Origin of the
	Dance
	Death
	Deluge
	Dogs
	Drums
	Earthquakes
	Elves and Fairies
	Fire
	Fish, Battle of the
	Genealogies
	Ghosts
	Giants
	God Images
	Ha(singleopenquote)amonga-a-M(a-macron)ui
	Haumea
	Hawai(singleopenquote)i Loa
	Hawaiki
	Hina
	Hiro
	Hotu Matua
	(singleopenquote)Io, Ihoihi, or Kiho
	Kamapua(singleopenquote)a
	K(a-macron)ne
	Kava
	Kumulipo
	Kupe and Turi
	L(a-macron)(singleopenquote)ie-i-ka-wai
	Land
	Lau-ka-(singleopenquote)ie(singleopenquote)ie
	Lono
	Makemake
	Mana
	Marriage
	M(a-macron)ui
	Menehune
	Meteorological Elements
		The Winds
		The Clouds
		Rainbows
		Thunder and Lightning
	Migrations
		New Zealand (Aotearoa)
		Hawai(singleopenquote)i
		Easter Island
	Moai, Easter Island
	Monsters
	Moon, Origin of
	Muni: The Tongan Hercules
	Ocean
	Omens and Superstitions
		Meteorological Omens
		Animal, Bird, and Fish Omens
		Women
		Other Human Activity
	Pai
	Pele (Pere)
	Pili, Lizard God of S(a-macron)moa
	Plants (Food)
	Pleiades (Matariki)
	Priests
	Rangi and Papa
	Rata or Laka
	R(u-macron)
	Schools of Education
	Sex and Sexuality
	Sharks
	Sisimataila(singleopenquote)a
	Sorcery
	Stars
	Storytelling and Chants
	Stretching Gods
	Sun God
	Tahaki
	T(a-macron)ne
	Tangaloa
	Tapu
	Tattoo
	Temples
	T(i-macron) Plant (Cordyline terminalis)
	Tinirau
	Uenuku and the Mist Maiden
	Underworld
	W(a-macron)kea
	Warfare and War Gods-K(u-macron), (singleopenquote)Oro, Nafan(u-macron)a
Chapter 4: Annotated Print Sources
	Mythological Sources and Commentaries
	Prehistory-General Polynesia
	Prehistory-Cook Islands
	Prehistory-Easter Island
	Prehistory-French Polynesia
	Prehistory-Hawai(singleopenquote)i
	Prehistory-New Zealand
	Prehistory-S(a-macron)moa
	Prehistory-Tokelau
	Prehistory-Tonga
	Prehistory-Tuvalu
	Polynesian Culture: Arts, Literature, Music, Dance
Chapter 5: Internet Web Sites
	General Introduction to Polynesia
		American S(a-macron)moa
		Cook Islands
		Easter Island
		French Polynesia
		Hawai(singleopenquote)i
		New Zealand
		S(a-macron)moa
		Tonga
		Tuvalu
	Web Sites for Polynesian Mythology
Glossary
Index
About the Author




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Mythology, Polynesian