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Traditions and Legends of the Polynesians
|Traditions and Legends of the Polynesians
|Year of Publication
|Waddoups, Wm. M.
|Godhead; Hagoth; Mythology; Old Testament; Polynesia
This article describes Hawaiian myths that resemble biblical myths. The writer asserts that they have myths of the Old Testament and not the New Testament because “Hagoth and his company, from whom we believe the Polynesian islanders originate, sailed from the Northern part of South America.” Polynesians have a legend of a visit from one of the gods who promised he would return. The islanders mistook Captain Cook for the god Lono.
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