Because of the recent activity of Kilauea Volcano we wanted to share the following article from the Coffee Times blog, written by Betty Fullard-Leo, that tells the story of Madame Pele. Mahalo to the Coffee Times.
Described as “She-Who-Shapes-The-Sacred-Land” in ancient Hawaiian chants, the volcano goddess, Pele, was passionate, volatile, and capricious. In modern times, Pele has become the most visible of all the old gods and goddesses. Dwelling in the craters of the Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano, she has been sending ribbons of fiery lava down the mountainside and adding new land around the southeastern shore almost continuously since 1983. Read More