Email this Book

The Water of Kane

By Caroline Curtis

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0002097011
Format Type: Default
File Size: 2 MB
Reproduction Date: 8/9/2011

Title: The Water of Kane  
Author: Caroline Curtis
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Education, Hawaiian Culture
Collections: Education, Authors Community, Music
Publication Date:
Publisher: Kamehameha Schools
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center


APA MLA Chicago

Curtis, C. (1994). The Water of Kane. Retrieved from

Kamehameha Schools considers the legends of old Hawai’i part of the heritage of these islands. For this reason and because they are good stories, enjoyable to us and to our visitors, we have published these books of legends. The first, Pikoi, contains legends of the island of Hawai’i. This book, the second, and Tales of the Menehune, the third, contain legends of the various islands. We feel sure that through reading these stories children and adults will grow a bit in understanding and appreciation of the civilization here before European explorers reached our shores.

Table of Contents
The Water of Kane. 3 -- The Jealous Brothers. 3 -- The Voyage. 10 -- Aukele's Search. 14 -- Pakaa. 25 -- The Sail. 25 -- The Backbone of a Chief. 30 -- The Wind Gourd. 36 -- Companions in the Forest. 45 -- The Turtle in the Sweet-Potato Patch. 52 -- A Maiden from the Mu. 65 -- The Piper in the Sacred Valley. 73 -- The Rainbow Maiden of Waimea. 85 -- Kawelo of Kauai. 93 -- His Boyhood. 93 -- On Oahu. 98 -- The Conquest of Kauai. 107 -- Kauilani and the Sea Monster. 118 -- Aku Fishing with Palila. 127 -- How the Gods Made People. 133 -- The Sacred Breadfruit Tree. 136 -- Some Tricks of Kamapuaa. 138 -- Why Hilu Fish Are Striped. 144 -- The Sharks of Puuloa. 148 -- The Pipi of Puuloa. 154 -- Kaehu and the Man-Eater. 156 -- The Song of the Kapa Log. 158 -- Paalua and Kawelu. 163 -- The Kauila Trees of Mauna Loa. 173 -- Pepe and Nui. 177 -- The Mischievous Boy of Maui. 181 -- The Battle of the Owls. 188 -- The Boy Who Walked Backward. 190 -- The Punishment of Hua. 194 -- Kuula: God of Fishermen. 200 -- Glossary. 208 --


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.