Pele The Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes

Posted by Roses on February 16, 2010
pele fire goddess

pele fire goddess

Ka wahine’ai honus is the Hawaiian goddess name but has been shorten down to Pele.

Pele has been known to have reveal herself many times to the people of Hawaii. She is said to be the Goddess of lighting, fire, dance, violence and most of all volcanoes.

The Goddess had a vengeful way about her and out of spite she would cause the volcanoes to erupt. This is what the Hawaii people tells.

Pele was said to be born in Honua-Mea which is part of Tahiti. She was just one of the sisters out of six other sisters and seven brothers.

Pele loved to roam and left her home. One of the stories is that she was exiled by her farther Kane Milohai who is said to be the creator of the heavens and the skies and earth. The reason for her exile was because she had a very bad temper. Another was that she had fought with her elder sister Na-maka-o-Kaha’i whom is the Goddess of water and Pele had seduced her husband.

Pele left by a canoe that was given to her by her oldest brother Kamohoali’i the king of sharks.

Her and her brothers left and set sail far from home and soon discovered the land of Hawaii after they had stopped at many other islands to see if they could find a home for the family to live.

But each time things just seem not to be right for them because every time that Pele dug out a new lava pit her sister Na-maka-o-Kaha’i would flood them out and cause them to be off again to find a new home. But after they found Hawaii they all was certain that this was the right place for them to live out their lives because they thought that the fight was over between Pele and Na-maka-o-Kaha’i due to her not knowing where they had went to. Along on the travle was Pele’s little sister Hi’iaka i ka poli o Pele who is known as the patroness which was like a goddess of the hula dance. Pele carried her in egg forum for the whole time.

Once they reached the island of Hawaii Pele was attacked by her oldest sister Na-maka-o-Kaha’i and was left for dead by her on the island.

pele namakaokahai

pele namakaokahai

Pele laid there for a very long time before long she had recovered and she went straight to Oahu. It was there that she started to dig many fire pits. One of the fire pits that is a crater well known called Diamond Head was dug by her highness herself in Honolulu. She traveled to Maui after she created this crater and there she created another well known  Haleakala Volcano.

Namakaokahai,  Pels oldest sister whom tried to kill her before got wind that she was still living and went to the island to take care of  un-finished work. She went there to kill Pele and the battle lasted for a very long time and it is said the this epic battle was finished right near Hana, Maui by the death of the goddess Pele was torn apart from limb to limb and there is a saying that Pele’s bones are what makes Ka-iwi-o-Pele hill which is means “cradles in the bosom of Pele”.

Her death made her a Goddess and she went to live on Mauna Kea, Hawaii and there she has made her last and final resting place Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano.

Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano.

Halemaumau Crater, Kilauea Volcano.

To many she is said to still live there today and is happy because to some this is said to be the Navel of where the World was created by the Gods and Goddesses.

Pele is known for her sightings amongst the mortals. She has been being seen for many thousands of years. Pele will some times form herself as a beautiful young sexy woman or an old ugly woman that is a beggar. Pele is well known for he shape shifting powers and can be any thing she wishes to be. what ever suits her needs.

She has tested many people to see who has a good heart and when she shows herself as a beggar and asks for food or some thing and the ones that offer to help her gets rewarded by allowing the crops to grow and the houses to be protected by her and the ones that denies her and shoves her away she will take revenge on them and she will destroy all that they have and let them see if people will help them when they are in need. Pele is seen many times with a white dog by her side.

Pele is also known for her wandering ways around the island.  The location of the most sightings that has been reported where she is seen the most is at  her final resting place. Her home Mount Kilauea which is also one of the well known most active volcanoes in the world.

volcano pele erupts

volcano pele erupts

The Goddess has not only been seen just in Hawaii, but is has been said many times for thousands of years that people has seen what looks like a woman figure in the eruptions of volcano’s.

 Poliahu, the goddess of snow-capped mountains

Poliahu, the goddess of snow-capped mountains

Pele had a few other enemies as well.
One was Poliahu the goddess of snow mountains. She was the Queen of ice and was very beautiful and seductive as was Pele. Poliahu was Peles greatest rival.

Her other rival was not only one that she battled with allot but was a lover part time to her. Kamapua’a was a demi-god of pigs. And when Pele would rage he would cause rain to fall and have pigs to dig up the ground and make it soft so it would grow seeds again after the lava from Pele would kill the ground.

All that I have to say is if you ever go on vacation to Hawaii leave the rocks alone because it is said the Pele has set a curse on all rocks and if you take one then you are cursed. There has been millions of pounds of rocks and sand that has been mailed back to Hawaii due to this curse.



If you are there and you see a old ugly beggar woman there asking for some thing to eat or to drink then please give it to her because it just might be Pele in disguise.

written By Tasha Slone copyright 2010 all rights reserved


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3 Responses to “Pele The Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes”

  1. Joana says:

    A word is spellt wrong in phaghrph 3 spit should be spite

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