The Legend of Pele

The Legend of Pele
Hawaiian Goddess of Fire

Pele’s story is tragic and mesmerizing in ways, and her legend continues to grow each day, with her violent eruptions from the Halema`uma`u Crater, adding over 70 acres to the Big Islands coast since the eruptions began in January of 1983.
 
BEGGININGS
In ancient times there was a family of Gods, including Pele and her 5 sisters and 7 brothers in Kahiki (the Hawaiian adaptation of the soul world). She was a hot-tempered young lady who rushed to stir up some dust and her substance was fire. Her more seasoned sister Namakaokahai, or Namaka for short, was the inverse, cherishing the water. Pele and Namaka constantly battled, and in the long run went to a shocking point after Pele lured her sister's significant other. Pele's dad, the ancient earth god Haumea, banished Pele to keep the peace. To help his sister, Pele's most established brother Kamohoalii, the lord of sharks, gave his sister a kayak to go over the oceans.

TRAVEL TO HAWAII
Pele arrived on the island of Kauai and attempted to strike deeply into the earth with her holy o'o stick, utilized for burrowing profound trenches and openings. At the point when Namaka heard where her sister landed, she ventured out to Kauai to battle Pele. A great fight resulted, finishing just when Namaka thought she was abandoning her sister for dead. 

FINDING A HOME 
Pele recouped from that epic conflict and went to Oahu where she dove a few fire pits in outrage. Her most well known fire pit on Oahu is what is referred to today as Diamond Head Crater. Subsequently she ventured out to Molokai and afterward to Maui where she made the Haleakala Volcano. 
At the point when Namaka discovered that her sister was as yet alive, she went to Maui in outrage and destroyed Pele from limb to limb. Her bones stay on a slope in Maui called Kaiwiopele, or the bones of Pele, however her soul turned into a divine being and ventured to the Big Island where she made her outside flame pit, Halema`uma`u Crater. Halema`uma`u Crater is in the summit of the Kilauea Volcano, the world's most dynamic volcano. 

LEGACY
Portrayed as "She-Who-Shapes-The-Sacred-Land" in ancient Hawaiian serenades, Pele has turned into the most unmistakable of all Gods. Legends recount Pele going into the islands and acting like a mortal. She is seen for the most part as a delightful tall lady and as an homeless delicate old lady asking for nourishment or needing assistance. Pele rewards the individuals who help her when she is as the old hobo lady, and she reviles the individuals who are narrow minded and don't help. 
Her most powerful curses however are put aside for the individuals who take from her home. Guest's to the Big Island that bring home volcanic rock encounter awful fortunes and Pele's wrath by flames at their home or business. Every year Volcanoes National Park gets various bundles of things guests have taken with them and then return them back with expectations of mitigating the curse. 


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