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By Nathaniel B. Emerson

Pele and Hiiaka are Hawaii's such a lot astonishing lady deities, and this tale in their clash over the mortal Lohi'au stands on the fountainhead of Hawaiian fable, oral culture, and dance. for hundreds of years, besides the fact that, it was once a assorted choice of disparate types informed via generally scattered Hawaiian poets, raconteurs, and dancers.

Author, Dr. Nathaniel Emerson spent years touring, chatting with Hawaiians, and compiling notes in an try to manage and shield its textual content. the results of his efforts, Pele and Hiiaka: A fantasy from Hawaii used to be released in 1915, and that version has considering the fact that turn into an extraordinary and dear collector's merchandise. This electronic version of that ebook includes all of Emerson's unique textual content in addition to a brand new creation and new photographs.

Pele the fireplace goddess, who dwells within the Kilauea firepit, is quick–tempered and violent. Hiiaka, her sister, is calm and benevolent and given to wandering via groves of scarlet–blossomed 'ohi'a timber. Pele's roaming dream–spirit falls in love with the good-looking chieftain Lohi'au, and Hiiaka is shipped to deliver him again from Kaua'i to Pele's ready immortal physique within the saga of Hiiaka's laborious trip are the exploits of stirring romance.

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