Do Not Prod The Hawaiian Goddess Of Fire And Volcanoes | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Do Not Prod The Hawaiian Goddess Of Fire And Volcanoes

I’m somewhat fascinated by volcanic or otherwise pyrotechnical deities. You’d expect the stories to be particularly over-the-top, and they often deliver the goods: Kagutsuchi, for all intents and purposes the Japanese fire spirit, has a ludicrously violent and vengeance-infused story which ends in nothing less than a bloody mess and features a quick trip to hell.

The story of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes, is particularly marvelous. It’s full of drama, fire, fury; rich with evocative turns of phrase and lyrical, poetic prose. It also has plenty of relevance today, long after the tales were first conceived, with many of the residents of the archipelago leaving offerings and dancing in tribute to the flaming femme as her lava fountains and flows across the land.

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