I purchased this book because I was really intrigued by the mythology of the Hawaiian people, and I wanted to learn more about the hierarchy of gods and goddesses, as well as learn some of the myths of the Hawaiian deities.
This is a very well researched book- quite fascinating. However, it is not exactly pleasure reading, certainly not just a book of lore with loads of stories.
This is a book that shares information and beliefs teaching the reader about the different gods and goddesses, as well as variations to the stories/legends based on the local (i.e. Polonesia, Tahiti, Maui, Oahu).
It is a very interesting read, but rather difficult. Not a quick or easy read. Very educational and interesting- much to learn from and interesting to go through the mythology through the mind and interpretation of the author- one very learned and highly respected researcher, and writer in the field of Mythology/Ethnology....Continua