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  • Polynesian Mythology

  • A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Polynesian Myths
  • By: Bernard Hayes, Hasty History
  • Narrated by: Gareth Johnson
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, World
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This book is dedicated to exploring the gods and goddesses that the Polynesian people worshiped, and within the pages you will find more information about:

  • Background facts about the Polynesian culture, such as family, social stratification, education, fishing, gardening, religion, art, and traditions
  • The intriguing legend and background story of Maui, the trickster
  • Polynesian names from mythology and their meanings
  • Rangi and Papa and the creation myth from the Polynesian islands
  • What Polynesians believed about ghosts and spirits
  • A brief overview of some of the main spirits and deities Polynesians believed in

Polynesian mythology is intricate, complex, and the ideals behind some of their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This book will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Polynesians, and how these influences and some stories continue to live on throughout the centuries. 

©2018 Bernard Hayes (P)2018 Bernard Hayes

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  • Alice Foster
  • 20-09-2018

not well narrated and a little too concise

it sounds like a book report someone thought they could make a buck off of. It worked. You can get more information for free on youtube. Or Wikipedia. there really wasn't a point in paying for a summary.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-2019

Pretty cool

The recording conditions sound a little suboptimal but the information was pretty cool. It's kind of hard to find resources on Polynesian culture so I'm glad that I found this book.

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  • CHRIS MARTINEZ
  • 05-09-2018

Highly Recommended

I was glad to have this book in me. I can easily access on my Audible device to listen to this audio book. I have love to like this now.

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  • Cheerful Carnation
  • 05-09-2018

Great audible

I love this audio book so so much! It contains excellent information on Mythology. This is awesome!

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  • Charles Manalastas
  • 05-09-2018

Interesting to listen to

I was able to know such Gods in Mythology. I know now their history. This is fun to listen to. Great Audio book.

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  • Briar-Rose Aurora
  • 05-09-2018

Very impressive!

The author really did a great job writing this kind of Mythological Audio book. I have learned a lot about it.

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  • Ace Villamorre
  • 05-09-2018

Highly recommended

Such an informative book I have ever listened to. This is informative and detailed. Kudos!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-06-2019

Offensive pronunciation

By the time I got to chapter two, I couldn't listen to anymore. Its poorly written and poorly read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-2018

The Polynesians knew

They had those myths about the ocean and those legends, and they knew something fishy was going on in nature.

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