Hawaiian Folk Tales

There lived a man named Kapoi, at Kahehuna, in Honolulu, who went one day to Kewalo to get some thatching for his house. On his way back he found some owl’s eggs, which he gathered together and brought home with him. In the evening he wrapped them in ti leaves and was about to roast them in hot ashes, when an owl perched on the fence which surrounded his house and called out to him, “O Kapoi, give me my eggs!”

And so begins the tale of the Battle of the Owls.

This book is a collection of folk tales, mythology, and legends from the Hawaiian people.

If you are interested in the Pacific peoples, cultural myths, or Hawaii you might want to include this book in your repertoire.

Download Hawaiian Folk Tales from gutenberg.org.

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