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Polynesian Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Polynesian Myths

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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 traditions.

- The intriguing legend and background story of Maui, the trickster.
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Published June 27th 2018
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Jorge Rosas
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
A nice way to understand the different and mixed myths of the huge area known as Polynesia, first we get an explanation on the different people, their history and expansion, from there we can begin to understand why they had such pantheon, then we get into the main mythos about the main gods, the creation of the world, the separation of the sea and the sky and the evolution of things (inversed, from earth to sea), from there we read about the exploits and secondary stories and finally we have a ...more
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This isn't a really fair review as this isn't the book i read as I couldnt find the book on japanes e mythology i did read. The book was very poor and it read more like a collection of students essays about the subject. Also, repetition in a book of this length is inexcusable. I read the story about the creation of the Japanese islands about six times in various guises.
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