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  Spirits in Culture: Grant Proposal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The primary goal of this project is to examine present-day Samoan dance -- both formal and comic dances, and their associated oral poetry and music -- as a semiological performance discourse of personhood, self and other, and to investigate the cultural processes that produce this discourse.
The primary goal of this project is to examine present-day Samoan dance--both formal stately and comic dances, oral poetry and music--as a semiological performance discourse of personhood, self and other, and to investigate the cultural processes that produce this discourse.
Samoan libraries will be used for gathering textual materials on poetry, dance ethnography and the meaning of dance, music and oral poetry within the culture.
www.wsu.edu /~ice_age/proposal.htm   (2937 words)

  
  Other Mythology Encyclopaedia
In Finnish mythology, Akka was the consort of Ukko.
In Japanese mythology, Ama Terasu is the Sun-Goddess.
In Finnish mythology, Tuonetar was the consort of Tuoni.
webpages.charter.net /sn9/religion/myth/otherencyclopaedia.html   (10254 words)

  
 Kanaloa. Who is Kanaloa? What is Kanaloa? Where is Kanaloa? Definition of Kanaloa. Meaning of Kanaloa.
In Polynesian mythology, Tangaroa is the sea god, a son of Rangi and Papa, whom he forcibly separated from each other.
He is also the father of Losi in Samoan mythology.
In Hawaii, Kanaloa is a creator god of magic and is associated with the octopus, and is also the king of the underworld.
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/Kanaloa   (171 words)

  
 Atu. Who is Atu? What is Atu? Where is Atu? Definition of Atu. Meaning of Atu.
In Samoan mythology, Atu was the first man on Fiji and Tonga.
(Note: This is according to the Samoans, not the Fijians or Tongans; see also Ila)
It is also the abbreviation for the Amalgamated Transit Union.
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/Atu   (55 words)

  
 The Mythology of Oceania
In Fijian mythology, Degei is the Serpent-God in the Kauvadra hills.
In Samoan mythology, he is the War-God, who is described as a huge octopus, living under the sea with his tentacles reaching to the far corners of the known world like a huge compass with eight hands.
In the mythology of Ata, one of the Tongan islands, Laufakanaa is the God of inds.
www.janeresture.com /oceania_myths/mythology.htm   (3901 words)

  
 Artok - 16/10/00: Zoom in on four contemporary Samoan artists
Carved on wooden doors and printed onto three-meter panels of muslin, the installation depicts the myth of Taema and Tilafaiga, and includes images of the two Fijian men who were said to teach the goddesses the art of tattooing.
He nostalgically recalls his Samoan heritage in Aiga Tulua, (see Figure 4) where he attributes his personal development to his belief in Fa'asamoa and the importance of the family.
As Samoans live across the globe and no longer live in a traditional life style, we see greater diversity in attitudes, where questioning of traditions and values is part of the natural process.
www.abc.net.au /arts/artok/visual/s200019.htm   (1370 words)

  
 Of Gods and Men: K
Seen as the guardian of the body in Egyptian mythology, the ka was born with the body and remained with it after death, staying on as a companion in the underworld.
The sacred tree of Samoan mythology, it was to have sprung from the spine of Na Atibu, the father of the gods, who died that the world could be made ready for mankind.
The first man in Hawaiian mythology, he lived with his wife, Lalo-honua, in the garden of paradise built for them by Kane, but like the couple Adam and Eve in Christian myth, they ate of the bark of the sacred tree, and were expelled by Kane from the garden, pursued by a great white albatross.
smegheads.0catch.com /ofgodsk.html   (3701 words)

  
 Nanumea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This mythology reflects the belief that to know someone's name is in some way to have power over that person.
As it is, the inhabitants of Nanumea, where the whole population again lives, are proud of their mosquito-free island and prefer the long trip to Lakena to obtain pulaka to being pestered by mosquitoes.
This was strikingly shown in the 1950's when they forbade the Samoan teacher of the new village school to dig taro pits at Matagi, just across the lagoon from the main village.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /tuvalu/about_destin/nanumea.html   (3937 words)

  
 WHOI : Media Relations : Press Release : Volcanic Activity Discovered at Samoan "Hot Spot"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
"The discovery of a 'smoking' active underwater volcano at the eastern end of the Samoan Island chain is significant because it supports the interpretation of the Samoan islands as a hot spot chain, similar to Hawaii," said Hart.
Vailulu'u is located at the eastern leading edge of the Samoan ridge and rises from 5,000 meters to within about 600 meters of the sea surface, including a 400-meter-deep and 2-kilometer-wide summit crater.
Using isotopic tracing techniques, the scientists determined that the volcano was formed by partial melting of materials in the earth's mantle with a characteristically "Samoan" composition or pedigree.
www.whoi.edu /mr/pr.do?id=966   (735 words)

  
 American Samoa. The World Factbook. 2003
Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was "discovered" by European explorers in the 18th century.
International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago.
This is a traditional Polynesian economy in which more than 90% of the land is communally owned.
www.bartleby.com /151/aq.html   (913 words)

  
 Re: i need some help on the truth about creation, death, natural world and moral world
One said that the goddess Pele was from a samoan family.
I asked my grandma and she said no and sent me a book, Hawaiian mythology but the book isn't clear, there are about 20 differents versions of everything.
Hawaiian mythology but the book isn't clear, there are about 20 differents versions of everything.
www.moolelo.com /talkstory/messages/920.html   (1674 words)

  
 Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
GREY, SIR G., Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealand Race, as furnished by their Priests and Chiefs.
STANBRIDGE, W. E., 1857, "On the Astronomy and Mythology of the Aborigines of Victoria," in Trans.
WOHLERS, J. H., "Mythology and Traditions of the Maori in New Zealand," in Proceedings New Zealand Institute, vii.
www.allstarz.org /religioustext/pac/om/om43.htm   (3700 words)

  
 LOCAL NEWS: STORY | Samoa Observer Online: The Information Portal of Samoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
He said the core of Samoan culture is the underpinnings of spiritual connection of land, sea, residents and the spiritual of the ancestors.
This is where many Samoans have lost spiritual connections with the culture because of the power of modern world and changes in society.
He was also speaking of the connection between Samoa's lands and titles system and Samoan mythology and genealogical history which he said is fundamental.
www.samoaobserver.ws /news/local/ln1004/3010ln007.htm   (399 words)

  
 Of Gods and Men: K   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The sacred tree of Samoan mythology,it was to have sprung from the spine of Na Atibu,the father of the gods,who died that the world could be made ready for mankind.
One of the minor Hindu Brahmanic gods,the god of love,who is depicted as riding on a dove,armed with an arrow of flowers,and a bow whose string is formed of bees.
The moon man of the mythology of the Mandjindja in western Australia,who tried to force his attentions on the first women,for which the lizard men,Kurukadi and Mumba attacked and wounded him,he later dying in a water hole.
www.newmanjunior.wa.edu.au /gods/NA14.htm   (3469 words)

  
 Myths and Legends - frames
Mythology Notes present descriptions of gods, summaries of myths, and some historical material on the mythologies of the Ancient Near East, Persia, Scandinavia, and the Celts.
Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ This page contains a description of the pantheon of the people refered to as Canaanites in the Bible, as recovered from the city of Ugarit in what is now western Syria.
Hittite Mythology REF This page contains a description of the pantheon, and history of the Hittites, who drew heavily upon the pantheon of their neighbors the Hurrians.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/myth.html   (11969 words)

  
 Samoa. The World Factbook. 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians 7% (persons of European and Polynesian blood), Europeans 0.4%
The Samoan Government has called for deregulation of the financial sector, encouragement of investment, and continued fiscal discipline, meantime protecting the environment.
Observers point to the flexibility of the labor market as a basic strength for future economic advances.
www.bartleby.com /151/ws.html   (889 words)

  
 Aggie Grey: A Samoan Saga by Fay Alaiyama
Aggie Grey: A Samoan Saga is the biography of this remarkable woman, at once at odds and strangely in tune with both her own and other cultures, who in the process of overcoming many life crises became a legendary figure in South Pacific lore.
Aggie was born into a time and place where some significant history was coming to pass, and her position as innkeeper often allowed her to be the first to hear about the intrigues of local chiefs and European consuls.
Upon her return to the U.S., she became an organizer for the Textile Workers union, using her experience to write a dissertation at the University of Chicago on The CIO and the Democratic Party.
www.booklineshawaii.com /book/bhh/180796.html   (380 words)

  
 Island Divas: Diva Siva   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Of Japanese /Samoan descent Shigeyuki uses the pseudonym 'dusky-geisha'.
Samantha Fuimaono is a traditional Samoan performer and fire dancer based in Samoa.
She has performed with the Samoan Visitors Bureau dance troupe and does a regular show at 'Mangoes' bar and café.
www.in-transit.de /2003/content/en/program/divasiva.html   (693 words)

  
 Tangaroa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Samoa), Tangaroa (or Tagaloa) is the sea god, a son of Rangi and Papa, whom he forcibly separated from each other.
He is also the father of Losi and Fue in Samoan mythology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tangaroa   (199 words)

  
 Creation Mythologies Around the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Should this encourage us to give future creation mythologies the most positive spin possible, one that affirms human beings rather than tearing them down or blaming women for the fall of man? Life is a choice.
Creation mythologies, while developed by a collective consciousness over time, are also a choice.
Choosing creation mythologies may not have been possible in the past, but it is now.
www.intrepidsoftware.com /other/create.html   (753 words)

  
 Keywords Report: thepaf.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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2 strengths and challenges of world war 2 exploits 2 intergenerational relationships leadership 2 cache:ntaghkzlrzgj:www.thepaf.org/info/seattle.htm greg chun 2 samoans in high school 2 growing up japanese 2 ethnic statistics in hawaii 2 hawaiian senator inouye 2 general william b.
brown 2 an experience to remember 2 samoan classes seattle wa 2 usmc retired general officers 2 samoans living in the united states 2 native hawaiian 2 men struggling underwater 2 western state school of law 2 native american state within a state 2 www.hawaii ethnic breakdown 2 hawaiian injustices 2 mark a.
www.thepaf.org /wwwstat/log.keys.html   (1007 words)

  
 Spirits in Culture: bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Please also check the bibliographies at the end of my papers on Samoa and Polynesian mythology, elsewhere on this web site.
Samoan material culture [microform], by Te Rangi Hiroa (P.H. Buck).
Samoan village : then and now / Lowell D. Holmes, Ellen Rhoads Holmes.
www.wsu.edu /~ice_age/biblio.htm   (454 words)

  
 Myths and Legends
The Probert Encyclopedia - Mythology should probably be called a dictionary, given its extenisve number of rather brief (one or two line), entries.
Mythology Sources but to escape redundancy I've added brief reviews of those works I've encountered.
Mythology in Western Art kept by the University of Haifa Library.
home.comcast.net /~chris.s/myth2.html   (12095 words)

  
 Re: i need some help on the truth about creation, death, natural world and moral world
: Hawaiian mythology but the book isn't clear, there are about 20 differents versions of everything.
One said that the : : goddess Pele was from a samoan family.
I asked my grandma and she said no and sent me a book, : : Hawaiian mythology but the book isn't clear, there are about 20 differents versions of everything.
www.moolelo.com /talkstory/messages/935.html   (1752 words)

  
 Seketoa the Shark Spirit, myths and legends from Tonga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
One night some Samoan ghosts stole the mountain from the island of Niuafo'ou.
When the Samoan ghosts heard the matapules of Seketoa crowing they said to themselves, "Hurry, it is almost morning" and then they started to pull the mountain even harder.
When Seketoa saw that his trick was not working, he swam to where the ghosts were pulling the mountain.
myths.allinfoabout.com /feature62.html   (380 words)

  
 Directory - Regional: Oceania: Samoa: Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Fellowship of Samoa Specialists  · a group of avid collectors of Samoan stamps and postal history, was founded in 1979.
Jane's Samoa  · Detailed information on Samoa including historical images, culture, history, geography, mythology, people, lifestyle and extensive postcards and picture galleries.
Tatau  · Background and history on traditional tattoo's from around the world including the Pe'a, Malu and Taulima from the Samoan islands.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=317426   (249 words)

  
 Pacific Magazine: Stuff We Like   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Samoans we know who’ve watched it all say they learned things about their own history and culture that they didn’t know.
The video is available in both English and Samoan versions from Juniper Films in Sydney.
The poems are filled with rich allusions to traditional Samoan mythology.
www.pacificmagazine.net /issue/2002/10/01/stuff-we-like   (461 words)

  
 mythsofpacific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
For many a century the pre-contact Maori developed a sophisticated structure of beliefs and customs about the birds of this land, this Aotearoa, this New Zealand.
Two versions of the traditional Samoan myths of creation and the mythology of Kiribati - their own version of the mythology of Samoa.
The Samoans believe that Fe'e lived in a stone house beneath the waves.
www.smuhsd.k12.ca.us /smhs/Library/mythsofpacific.htm   (274 words)

  
 Excite UK - Regional - Oceania - Samoa - Society and Culture
a group of avid collectors of Samoan stamps and postal history, was founded in 1979.
Detailed information on Samoa including historical images, culture, history, geography, mythology, people, lifestyle and extensive postcards and picture galleries.
Background and history on traditional tattoo''s from around the world including the Pe''a, Malu and Taulima from the Samoan islands.
www.excite.co.uk /directory/Regional/Oceania/Samoa/Society_and_Culture   (205 words)

  
 PolyCafe Surf Report 2004
Bryan Williams - the beginning of the polynesians in world rugby AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND : Samoan superstar Bryan Williams was for many the player who paved the way for Polynesians to make their extraordinary mark in New Zealand rugby, beginning with his brilliant performances on the All Blacks' 1970 tour of South Africa.
Australian-born Samoan, Tim Cahill, signs with English Pro soccer Team, Crystal Palace The 24-year-old has been hot property since, earning a call-up to the Australian national team where he has scored six times in four outings.
Samoan rugby player, Alex Tele'a, signs with English Coventry Samoan international Alex Telea has signed for Coventry and brings with him a wealth of experience at the highest level of the game.
polycafe.com /archive-17.htm   (2901 words)

  
 Shigeyuki Kihara: Vavau — tales from ancient Samoa - Bartley Nees Gallery - Absolutearts.com
Dramatic, dark and hauntingly beautiful portraits of the artist depicted in various roles from Samoan mythology make up Shigeyuki Kihara’s first solo exhibition with the Bartley Nees Gallery.
As a fa’afine [the Samoan term for a transgender person] of Samoan and Japanese descent, Kihara blurs the boundaries of definition in both her life and art practice.
Playing homage to her Samoan heritage through the telling of traditional narrative, she subtly parodies a history of European representation of Pacific peoples in art, particularly the so-called dusky maiden velvet-painting genre.
www.absolutearts.com /artsnews/2004/07/21/32219.html   (626 words)

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