Entries from Makemson 1941 in Pollex-Online

Makemson, M. W. (1941). Morning star rises: an account of Polynesian astronomy. New Haven, Yale University Press.

Language Item Description
New Zealand Maori Whakaahu Castor, spring
Tahitian Faʔaahu January-February
New Zealand Maori Whiti-kaupeka Spica in Virgo
Moriori Hiti-kaupeke The fifth year of a twelve year cycle
Marquesas Hiti-kaupeka One of a trinity of sky deities
Pukapuka Lua-loa Long days of summer. Problematic
East Futuna Maʔafu-lele, Maʔafu-toka The Magellan Clouds
Tongan Maʔafu-lele, Maʔafu-toka Magellan Clouds
Tuamotu Mahu-runga, Mahu-raro Magellan Clouds
Pukapuka Te Mangoo Dark rift dividing the Milky Way
Tahitian Pipiri February. A name given to two stars that appear nearly joining (Dvs).
Marquesas Puni A year of ten months
Hawaiian Kaaʔelo A star, perhaps Betelgeuse ; May or January
Marquesas Takeo June-July
Tahitian Taʔero Mercury
Tuamotu Takero Orion's Belt
Marquesas Takuʔua Star name, Sirius ; Month name, July
Moriori Wai/rehu A month name, December-January