Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth from Hawaii


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Edith Kanaka‘ʻole Foundation
Nathaniel B. Emerson
Softcover, 250p

This epic story of Pele and her younger sister Hi‘iaka is filled with duty, honor, death, passion, and spirit. As the preface to the 2005 edition of the book states, “What you hold in your hands, dear reader, is not simply a book of Hawai‘i’s world class epic myth of Pele and Hi‘iaka. What you posses is a documentation of a mythic journey toward the sacred interior of the Hawaiian psyche….” The book takes the original “unwritten” story of Pele and Hi‘iaka, and provides an English translation between stanzas in the original Hawaiian version transcribed by Nathaniel B. Emerson.

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Weight 1.5 lbs