Introduction This paper Supplements my monograph Oceanic, American, Indian, and African Myths of Snaring the Sun (1940) on narratives and beliefs throughout the world which contain the motif A 728, Sun Caught in Snare. Now added is material either overlooked before or published since that time. Of additional examples of closely related motifs, one from the Hawaiian Islands, quoted in füll to provide an easily accessible record, centers about A 721.1 Theft of the Sun; the Sun which is kept by a monster is stolen and brought to earth. Its hero is Maui, the Polynesian sun-snarer, whose role in relation to the sun led to my monograph in 1940. Also included now are relevant myths about the sun from the Gilbert Islands, Micronesia, which have been printed before only in the Gilbertese language or are from my unpublished collection of narratives obtained in the Gilberts. India Material from India, a major area previously unrepresented, is given first. Synopses of eight narratives about catching the sun are followed by analysis and comparison of them with eadi other and with narratives elsewhere. Synopses 1. Buna, Bengal (Elwin 1948: 56, from Basu 1939: 86, not seen): Anciently the days were very
Fabula – de Gruyter
Published: Jan 1, 1964
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