Hawaiian Myths of Earth, Sea, and Sky
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88pp. May 1988
Hawaiian Myths of Earth, Sea, and Sky
Author: Thompson, Vivian L.; Illustrator: Kahalewai, Marilyn;
When the storytellers of ancient Hawaii gathered by the light of candlenut torches, they told tales that explained the world around them. These tales described how the gods created the earth and its life, how the stars were created, and why the days are l
A Kolowalu Book
Author: Thompson, Vivian L.; Illustrator: Kahalewai, Marilyn;
Vivian L. Thompson, a long-time resident of Hawaii, heard her first Hawaiian legend from a guide on a mule-back trip during a visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. This sparked her interest and soon after she began collecting and retelling H
Preface 5

The Time of Deep Darkness 11
A Battle Nobody Won 15
Spears of Lightning 20
A Strange Sled Race 28
The Lost Sun, Moon, and Stars 33
The Shark in the Milky Way 40
A Kupua Plays Tricks 45
The Gift of the Hairy O