The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant by Martha Warren Beckwith

The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant by Martha Warren Beckwith

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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 family history from the beginning of the world.

 

  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 277 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0824807719
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.65 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: : English