Pele

Being on the island of Oahu, on the side of the Haumea Bay, traveling alongside the immense cliffs with the thundering sapphire sea crashing onto the black stained rocks,I can feel the terrible and awesome power of nature, and how little we people all are in comparison. I can completely understand how people on theContinue reading “Pele”

Kanaloa (the god who became the devil)

The interesting thing about Kanaloa as a god is the fact that he also is a giant squid. And apparently his smell is also noteworthy, his long name meaning “Evil-Smelling Squid.” This makes an easy case for him to later be turned into the devil in opposition to Kane, sulfer and squid stink being ofContinue reading “Kanaloa (the god who became the devil)”

The confusing mythic-history of Hawaii

So when I started looking into the stories of Hawaiian culture, I thought that there must be lots of stories, and I was very excited to get started. The more I now read, however, the more detailed and confusing these stories get! There are so many different versions of all the stories, and it turnsContinue reading “The confusing mythic-history of Hawaii”

The Fierce and Beautiful Pele

Pele is the goddess of volcanos and of lightening. A goddess with a back straight as a cliff and breasts round like the moon, she killed her true love by incineration with lava, when she decided that her sister’s journey to fetch him took too long. She tried to kill her sister Hi‘iaka too, butContinue reading “The Fierce and Beautiful Pele”