The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant
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276pp. May 1972
The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant
Editor: Beckwith, Martha Warren; Translator: Beckwith, Martha Warren;
The Kumulipo is the sacred creation chant of a family of Hawaiian alii, or ruling chiefs. Composed and transmitted entirely in the oral tradition, its 2000 lines provide an extended genealogy proving the family's divine origin and tracing the famil
"A rare find in ancient Hawaiian literature, a Hawaiian composition not only rich in its poetic power but an authentic source of information concerning pre-European Hawaiian religion, mythology, and way of life... Beckwith rightly compares it to the Greek
Editor: Beckwith, Martha Warren; Translator: Beckwith, Martha Warren;



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