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New book highlights Hawaiian creation story

  • COURTESY KULANIAKEA
                                “Kumulipo,” a new printing of the Hawaiian creation story, features illustrations by Doug Po‘oloa Tolentino.

    COURTESY KULANIAKEA

    “Kumulipo,” a new printing of the Hawaiian creation story, features illustrations by Doug Po‘oloa Tolentino.

The Kumulipo is the Hawaiian creation story. It is analogous to the Judeo­-Christian book of Genesis in the Bible, or the Poetic Edda, the collection of ancient Norse poems that tells the story of the primordial being Ymir. Read more

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