“Everyone’s heard of Zeus, but did you know Hawaii has a goddess of fire named Pele? Uncover astonishing myths and stories from across the Pacific.
Have you ever wondered about the origin of the terrifying Wendigo? How about tales from the Philippines of their very own shape-shifting vampire? Want to shiver with the certainty that Māori forest spirits lurk within the woods? Join award winning podcaster and researcher Kamuela Kaneshiro as he takes you on a thrilling trip through Asia, South America, and other fascinating cultures whose shores touch the planet’s largest ocean. And as you marvel at this captivating assortment of deities, monsters, and historical backdrops, you’re sure to have your imagination sparked by the wonders of the world.
In Legends from the Pacific, you’ll discover:
Ninety mesmerizing accounts featuring characters that will leave you quivering, intrigued, and appreciative of distant lands
The deadly Wendigo from North America’s indigenous folktales and how it ties into early settlers
Why you’ll think twice before answering a quiet call after learning about Japan’s girl in the well
How a Samoan princess turned into a goddess of fertility and a protector of bats
The power of the Chinese New Year to drive off demons, Australia’s creepy water spirit, striking stories from Micronesia, Vietnam, and Peru, and much, much more!
In this eye-opening compilation of mythologies, Kamuela Kaneshiro respectfully recognizes the traditions and heritage that have influenced history and storytelling around the world. And as you are entertained and educated by his well-researched revelations, you’ll devour each wonder-filled page for both famous and lesser-known fables that populate our modern culture.
Based on the podcast enjoyed throughout the world, Legends from the Pacific: Book 1 is the tantalizing first volume in the Legends from the Pacific mythology series. If you like exploring obscure parables, finding real-life connections to notable folk tales, and embracing humanity’s origins, then you’ll love Kamuela Kaneshiro’s magical collection.”