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The Lore of the Whare-wananga

By Smith, S. Percy

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Title: The Lore of the Whare-wananga  
Author: Smith, S. Percy
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Pacific, Maori
Collections: Sacred Texts
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Publisher: Printed for the Society by Thomas Avery


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Description: As explained in Chapter I., those old traditions were divided into two distinct parts. The first dealing with 'Things Celestial'—Te Kauwae-runga—(the supreme god Io; the birth of the minor gods through the parentage of Heaven and Earth; the wars of the gods; creation of Man, &c., &c.), and the second with 'Things Terrestrial'—Te Kauwae-raro-(the more particularly historical parts dealing with the history, migrations, &c., of the people). This volume will treat of the first part only; the second will occupy another volume when funds allow of its publication. Both parts will modify somewhat our present knowledge of ancient Polynesian beliefs, and the history of the people; for, hitherto, we have had to trust largely to the traditions collected by Sir George Grey, Mr. John White, members of the Polynesian p. iii Society, and others; but none of those collectors ever obtained such valuable information as is herein given for the first time; for instance, such as relates to the god Io and many other things, nor, so far as is known, has any other branch of the Polynesian race preserved the ancient beliefs in so complete a form as these East Coast tribes of New Zealand


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