Bernard Hayes

Polynesian Mythology

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This book is dedicated to exploring the gods and goddesses that the Polynesian people worshiped, and within the pages you will find more information about:
Background facts about the Polynesian culture, such as family, social stratification, education, fishing, gardening, religion, art, and traditionsThe intriguing legend and background story of Maui, the tricksterPolynesian names from mythology and their meaningsRangi and Papa and the creation myth from the Polynesian islandsWhat Polynesians believed about ghosts and spiritsA brief overview of some of the main spirits and deities Polynesians believed inPolynesian mythology is intricate, complex, and the ideals behind some of their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This book will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Polynesians, and how these influences and some stories continue to live on throughout the centuries.
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