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by. Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898. Mythology, Polynesian, Legends - New Zealand. Princeton; americana.

Māori mythology and Māori traditions are the two major categories into which the legends of the Māori of New Zealand may usefully be divided

Māori mythology and Māori traditions are the two major categories into which the legends of the Māori of New Zealand may usefully be divided. The rituals, beliefs, and the world view of Māori society were ultimately based on an elaborate mythology that had been inherited from a Polynesian homeland and adapted and developed in the new setting (Biggs 1966:448).

TOWARDS the close of the year 1845 I was suddenly and unexpectedly required by the British Government to administer the affairs of New Zealand, and shortly afterwards received the appointment of Governor-in-chief of those Islands. When I arrived in them, I found Her Majesty's native subjects engaged in hostilities with the Queen's troops, against whom they had up to that time contended with considerable success; so much discontent also prevailed generally amongst the native population, that where disturbances had not yet taken place, there was too much reason to apprehend they would.

It is in this volume that Sir George Grey first presented "to the European reader" in 1854 the first written record and translation of the principal portions of ancient Maori mythology and of some of their most interesting legends. Format Paperback 304 pages.

TOWARDS the close of 1845 Sir George Grey, while Governor of South Australia, was unexpectedly .

TOWARDS the close of 1845 Sir George Grey, while Governor of South Australia, was unexpectedly requested to administer the affairs of New Zealand. On arrival he found the Maori tribes engaged in hostilities with the Queen's (Victoria) troops, against whom they had contended with considerable success. With no published Maori dictionary, nor books to study its construction, he found this to be a most difficult task.

Sir George Grey was among the first chroniclers to explore Hawaii and the South Sea Isles with an aim of writing down the local .

Sir George Grey was among the first chroniclers to explore Hawaii and the South Sea Isles with an aim of writing down the local legends and myths - this collection contains the amazing results of his journey. It was not the author's original plan to record the myths and legends of the Polynesian people - a government posting in New Zealand, and his subsequent encounters with natives and their chieftains, spurred an interest in the region's rich storytelling history

Polynesian mythology is the oral traditions of the people of Polynesia (meaning "many islands" in Greek) a grouping of Central and South Pacific Ocean island archipelagos in the Polynesian triangle together with the scattered cultures known as the Polynesian outliers. Polynesians speak languages that descend from a language reconstructed as Proto-Polynesian that was spoken in the Tonga - Samoa area in the early AD.Prior to the 10th century AD, Polynesian people fanned out to the east, to the Cook Islands, and to other groups such as Tahiti and the Marquesas. Their descendants eventualy discovered the islands of New Zealand by 1000 AD, the islands of Hawai'i somewhat earlier and Rapa Nui, which, for some unknown reason, was settled even before New Zealand and Hawai'i. The various Polynesian languages are all part of the Austronesian language family. Many are close enough in terms of vocabulary and grammar to permit communication between some other language speakers. There are also substantial cultural similarities between the various groups, especially in terms of social organization, childrearing, as well as horticulture, building and textile technologies; their mythologies in particular demonstrate local reworkings of commonly shared tales.Thus, in some island groups, Tangaroa is of great importance as the god of the sea and of fishing. There is often a story of the marriage between Sky and Earth; the New Zealand version, Rangi and Papa, is a union that gives birth to the world and all things in it. There are stories of islands pulled up from the bottom of the sea by a magic fishhook, or thrown down as rocks from heaven. There are stories of voyages, migrations, seductions and battles, as one might expect. Stories about a trickster, Maui, are widely known, as are those about a beautiful goddess/ancestress Hina or Sina who shake