Oceanian (Pacific islander) mythology – external WEBLINKS


Oceanian myths http://www.janeresture.com/oceania_myths/index.htm

Oceanic Mythology by Roland B. Dixon http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/om/ & http://www.munseys.com/diskone/pacomdex.htm

Part I. Polynesia

Part I. Polynesia
Chapter I. Myths of Origins and the Deluge
Chapter II. The Maui Cycle
Chapter III. Miscellaneous Tales
Chapter IV. Summary

Part II. Melanesia

Part II. Melanesia
Chapter I. Myths of Origins and the Deluge
Chapter II. Culture Hero Tales
Chapter III. Miscellaneous Tales
Chapter IV. Summary

Part III. Indonesia

Part III. Indonesia
Chapter I. Myths of Origins and the Deluge
Chapter II. Trickster Tales
Chapter III. Miscellaneous Tales
Chapter IV. Summary

Part IV. Micronesia

Part IV. Micronesia
Chapter I. Myths of Origins and the Deluge
Chapter II. Miscellaneous Tales
Chapter III. Summary

Part V. Australia

Part V. Australia
Chapter I. Myths of Origins and the Deluge
Chapter II. Animal and Miscellaneous Tales
Chapter III. Summary


Nippon / Japan

Japanese Fairy Tales (Demons, Dragons, Ghosts and Monsters of Ancient Japan), Audiobook


Free Audio Books for Intellectual Exercise


T>ai-wan / Formosa

Daedae ki Taromak (Taromak Rukai tribe of Southeastern T>ai-wan)

http://dps.nttu.edu.tw/ioas/upload/news/%E6%B3%A2%E9%96%8B%E6%A8%82%E8%AB%96%E6%96%87.pdf [pdf] pp. 69-77 “IV. SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPE”


Philippine myths

"Creation Myths from the Philippines". https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/creation-phil.html

Philippine Folk Literature Series -- published volunes include "The Epics" and "The Myths" http://www.rocketkapre.com/the-myth-list/

Philippine Folk Tales compiled and annotated by Mabel (Cook) Cole http://www.munseys.com/disktwo/phifolkdex.htm

Origin Myths among the Mountain Peoples of the Philippines http://www.filipiniana.net/publication/origin-myths-among-the-mountain-peoples-of-the-philippines/12791881654313/9/0

Traditions of the Tingian by Fay-Cooper Cole http://www.fullbooks.com/Traditions-of-the-Tinguian-A-Study-in1.html & http://www.munseys.com/disktwo/fabtin.htmhttp://www.munseys.com/disktwo/fabtin.htm

"Philippine tribal pantheons" http://patrickpaulalvarado24.wordpress.com/category/philippine-literature/

"Philippine sun & moon myths" http://www.sabrizain.org/malaya/library/sunmoon.pdf

Philippine Myths” http://www.read-legends-and-myths.com/philippine-myths.html

Philippine Legends” http://www.read-legends-and-myths.com/philippine-legends.html

Philippine “Myths Tales and Legends” http://www.filipinolinks.com/Society/Myths_Tales_and_Legends/index.html

"Anito Cosmology" http://urbananito.wikispaces.com

"Barthala and Ancient Gods". http://ancientphilippinessotriesrealitymyths.blogspot.com/2016/03/bathala-and-ancient-gods.html


Micronesian Myths

"Kosrae God/Goddesses and Some Clan Legends"


PUR transl. by Carmen C. H. Petrosian-Husa. (one of the southern Mariana islands) http://www.cchph.net/portfolio/downloads/Sonsorol/Pur.pdf [pdf] pp. 220-238 mythology


Polynesian myths

"Thousands of Names of Polynesian Gods and Goddesses".


Hawaiian Folk Tales compiled by Thos. G. Thrum http://www.munseys.com/diskfive/hafodex.htm & http://www.mythichawaii.com/hawaiian-mythology.htm

Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai transl. by Martha Warren Beckwith http://www.munseys.com/disktwo/hromdex.htm

Traditions of O'ahu by Dennis Kawaharada http://apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu/~oahu/

Voyaging Chiefs of Havai’i by Dennis Kawaharada http://pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu/ike/moolelo/voyaging_chiefs_intro.html

"Top Deities in Samoan Mythology".


"Myths and Legends of Ancient Samoa".


Polynesian Mythology New Zealand myths by George Grey http://www.masseiana.org/polynesian_mythology.htm

"Gods of Bellona and Rennell Islands".


Easter Island

Te Pito Te Henua, Or Easter Island
by William J. Thomson [1891]
Includes images of the famous rongo-rongo tablets and one of the few attested translations available.


Polynesian Mythology
by Sir George Grey [1854]
A primary source for the myths and legends of the Maori people of New Zealand.

Maori Religion and Mythology
by Edward Shortland [1882]

The Lore of the Whare-Wananga
S. Percy Smith [1913]


Hawaiian Mythology
by Martha Warren Beckwith [1940]
An extensive critical study of Hawaiian mythology, with parallels to other Pacific islander cultures and numerous variations on each text.

The Kumulipo, A Hawaiian Creation Chant
translated with commentary by Martha Warren Beckwith [1951]
The Kumulipo is the Royal Hawaiian Creation chant, describing the emergence of life from the ocean and listing hundreds of generations of descendants from the primal gods and goddesses.

The Kumulipo
translated by Queen Liliuokalani [1897]
A translation of the Kumulipo by the last Queen of Hawaii.

Unwritten Literature of Hawaii: The Sacred Songs of the Hula
by Nathaniel B. Emerson [1909]

Hawaiian Folk Tales
by Thomas G. Thrum [1907]
An anthology of classic Hawaiian folklore, including tales of Menehunes and Kahunas.

The following is a series of books of Hawaiian mythology, folkore, and legends by W.D. Westervelt from the turn of the 20th Century. Although Westervelt often wrote in a romanticized style, the folklore is genuine.

Legends of Maui
by W.D. Westervelt [1910]
A collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian legends about the culture hero, Maui.

Hawaiian Legends of Old Honolulu
by W.D. Westervelt [1915]
Of all of the sacred landscapes of the Pacific, the area around Honolulu is rich in lore.

Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes
by W.D. Westervelt [1916]
The Fire Goddess Pele, her deeds, family and loves.

Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods
by W.D. Westervelt [1916]
Tales of the Hawaiian afterlife, and those who returned from it by magic or cunning.

Hawaiian Historical Legends
by W.D. Westervelt [1923, no renewal]
Stories from Hawaii during the period of European contact.


The Samoan Story of Creation
by John Fraser (Journal of the Polynesian Society, Vol. 1 164-88) [1891].


Noa Noa
by Paul Gauguin, translated from the French by Otto Frederick Theis [1919]
Gauguin came to Tahiti to find the primitive, but was amazed by the advanced knowledge embedded in their mythology.


Indonesian myths

Indonesian folktales http://indonesianfolktales.com/blog/book/

Iban religion http://gnmawar.wordpress.com/adat-iban/

Batak myth https://australianmuseum.net.au/creation-story-from-lake-toba-sumatra-indonesia


Melanesian myths

"Gods of Fiji". https://glitternight.com/tag/gods-of-fiji/

"Gods of Fiji". https://glitternight.com/2018/06/23/gods-of-fiji/

Fijian legends http://www.tropicalfiji.com/about_fiji/Culture/Legends.asp

New Guinea myths http://www.uq.edu.au/ATSIS/png/death_mennis_2010.pdf [pdf]