The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant

Paperback: $25.99
ISBN-13: 9780824807719
Published: July 2000

Additional Information

280 pages
  • About the Book
  • The Kumulipo is the sacred creation chant of a family of Hawaiian alii, or ruling chiefs. Composed and transmitted entirely in the oral tradition, its 2000 lines provide an extended genealogy proving the family's divine origin and tracing the family history from the beginning of the world.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Martha Warren Beckwith, Editor

    • Martha Warren Beckwith, Translator

  • Supporting Resources