OLAC Record

Legend of Hekei and Tuohe
Coverage:French Polynesia
Description:This narrative is about two fishermen of whom one, Hekei, is successful and the other, Tuohe, never catches any fish. Hekei urges Tuohe to stop his activity as a fisherman and to retreat back to the group of libertines or artist group enjoying sexual freedom (kaioi). With the help of other 'kaioi' Tuohe makes a garland which seduces beautiful girls to become his wife. Following the call of the garland, the girls make their way to Tuohe, but never reach him because two old men kill the girls on the way. Each time, the old men invite to the girls to stay because they want the girls to be the wife of Hekei and not Tuohe, but the girls refuse each time. Three girls end in this fate. The fourth girl is warned by her parents to stop and follow the demands of the old men, which she does. After having been physically taken by the two old men, she ends up being Hekei's wife although her personal preference is for Tuohe. The rivalry between Hekei and Tuohe does not end here. During a fishing trip Tuohe takes advantage of Hekei's absence and makes love to his wife. Tuohe and Hekei's wife are caught by Hekei due to his early return from sea. Hekei bashes Tuohe's skull in which is condemned by Hekei's mother and he is urged to help Tuohe with his recovery by leading him to Vevau where he is finally healed. The final reconcilation is made when Hekei allows his wife to live with Tuohe.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0001-3CEB-8
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Marquesan team
Language:North Marquesan; Marquesan, North
Language (ISO639):mrq
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:North Marquesan language
Marquesan, North
Subject (ISO639):mrq
Type (DCMI):Sound


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:www.mpi.nl:lat_1839_00_0000_0000_0001_3CEB_8
DateStamp:  2018-04-06
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Citation: n.a. n.d. DoBeS archive : Marquesan team.
Terms: area_Pacific country_PF dcmi_Sound iso639_mrq

Inferred Metadata

Country: French Polynesia
Area: Pacific

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