Pele is well know as the volcano Goddess, that lives in the crater of Kilauea on the island of
Hawaii. For the people of Hawaii she is an legend and is respected as a very real
Goddess of Hawaii.
This respect comes from ancient Hawaiian times to the present 2014.
There are many different variations of the legend of Pele Goddess of the Volcano and how
she first came to the Hawaiian islands.
One of the most common tales is that she was one of six daughters and seven sons born
to Haumea- the Earth Goddess.
The story of the Goddess Pele was that she was chased from her homeland by one of her sisters who was very angry at her. This sister was Namakaokahai Goddess of the ocean. Pele's essence is Fire and she dug into the island to find a fire-pit to live in, but was unsuccessful and went to the western side of Kauai. Traveling along the Nepali to the North Shore she dug again, but only found water at the wet caves and then she journeyed onward inland to a very ancient peek, that is now called "Pun ka Pele" [Pele's Hill]. Still having no luck she followed the Waymea canyon to the Southside of the island, and dug around Poipu for awhile, then went on to Oahu, Molokai, Maui and finally the big island of Hawaii where she found a place for her family to live at last in Kilauea.
When she falls in love with a mortal boy Lohiau, a chief of Kauai as a young girl, - Some say- she was sleeping in her home at Halemauman crater on the Big Island another that she was standing on the rock of Kauai at the western end of Oahu which followed the sounds to Haena on Kauai, and saw the handsome chief dancing at a festival and fell in love materializing in the form as a beautiful young Pele was a good shaman was able to change into many forms- She entered the dance and captured the chiefs Lohiau, of Kauai heart and lived with him for a while. Finally she had to return home and
promised that she would send for him. This is where my part of the story Ends so I thought I would do a bit of research for you all so that I could finish the legend of Pele the goddess of Hawaii.
You most Remember this is yet one version of how the legend-
In the Ancient Hawaiian Twelfth Century to the nineteenth century the deity that was most feared and
respected on the island of Hawaii was the Goddess Pele. She was the queen of fire and the Goddess of Volcano's. Her favorite place to life was the vast and ever-seething crater of Kilauea , beneath whose molten floods, of halls of burning adamant and grottoes of fire. Pele would consume in the offerings of her worshippers and devised destruction to those who long to neglected her, fail, to dis-respect her in anyway.
At the the time her assistants were her relatives her five brothers and eight sisters, all of them clothed with especial functions that she deemed what would be important. All of these actions of her bothers and sisters were little less merciless than that of herself.
The first of the duties under Pele was that of the King Moho of steam, Pele put all here various brothers and sisters in changed of- many different duties of crating explosions, thunder clouds, rain storms, fire, moving, keeping the clouds in place, breaking canoes, fighting with spears of flames, hurling red-hot masses of lava and doing whatever the goddess commanded of them.
As the family claimed tributes to the entire island of Hawaii [note the big island] , to receive it they frequently visited their now island, that was very active and had extended craters of other districts and earthquakes that would heralded their departure form kilauea.
The Temple of Pele were numerous, particularly in the different neighborhoods of old lava-flows, and their
priests were always well sustained. One of the most sacred to the Goddess Pele was the crater of Kilauea and the earth around it. Why? because the earth around it could not be safely disturbed there, meaning that if and offering was first made at her sacred crater of Kilauea such as fruits, pigs, fowls, fish, and even sometimes human sacrifices were thrown into the crater to appease the wrath of the goddess and avert the flow of lava.
From all of this Pele family was neither connected with nor could they control the supreme gods of Hawaiian worship. From what i can understand in the period of the 12th century the family of the Goddess Pele was really unknown on Hawaii and the strong hold it secured and for centuries maintained in the native heart was due partly to a poplar faith in and worship to the spirits of the departed chiefs and ancestors and too the ever-visible evidences of the power and malignity of the volcanic deities like that of Pele the goddess. It is said that there were other deities that deemed as creators of Hawaii such as Kane but, with my reading and research it seems that the attributes of the terrible Pele Goddess as some would call her and her family have put an immortal hold on the big island of Hawaii.
Pele the Goddess of the Volcano, this is a shorter version that i found for you all of the wonderful story of the
story of Pele and her family.
This is one of Pele's cures of course, but the curious thing is, the curse has cause hundreds of guilty people to
have very gad luck to the point that Hawaii gets hundreds of tons of black rocks asking if they would please bring them back to the black sand beach. So Pele could still be very much alive!
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