Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"She Who Shapes the Sacred Land": Pele, Goddess of Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea Volcano

Kai ko`o o Kilauea kai ko`o o Puna
Popo`i i ke `ä a Pele
`O ke kai `ula `o ke kai `ölena
Ke ala kai o Pele

The strong force of Kilauea and Puna
Forms a burning wave of Pele
The red and yellow  flows combine
To form a fiery path of Pele

(Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett)

Honua-Mea, "she who shapes the sacred land", invokes Pele, Hawaii’s great Volcano Goddess. 

Fire Goddess Pele offers her strength and passion to remind us that all of life’s fiery eruptions and emotional upheavals are clearing the path for positive transformations.

E Pele e Pele 

`Ae, e Pele e Pele ka`uka`ulï ana 
Pele e Pele hua`ina hua`ina Pele 
e Pele `oni luna `oni luna 
Pele e Pele `oni lalo `oni lalo 
a`ina ka inoa no Pele la ea eala eala ea 

O Pele, O Pele 
O Pele o Pele, moving along 
O Pele o Pele, bursting forth 
O Pele o Pele, moving upward 
O Pele o Pele, moving downward 
In the name of Pele
With her flame of passion and fire of purpose, Pele is the most loved, feared and famous Goddess of the Hawaiian Islands. Pele was born to Haumea, Hawaiian Earth Goddess, and Kane Milohai who created the sky, earth, and upper heaven.
Pele’s spirit resides in Halemaumau Crater of the Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano, where ribbons of fiery lava have added new land around the southeastern shore almost continuously since 1983. 

Hawaiians approach the crater with the greatest reverence and respect, offering prayers and gifts to their Akua (Goddess). 

Up to this day Goddess Pele reveals herself to people as a tall beautiful woman accompanied by a white dog or an old frail beggar woman asking people to share food and drink. She’ll reward those who share and punishes the ones who don’t by destroying their homes or crops so that they in turn have to rely on the kindness of others.
Volcano Goddess Pele is also closely associated with the indigenous Hawaiian Ohia Tree, which is the first form of life to grow directly out of the hardened black lava. Its beautiful red flowers, also known as Pele’s flower, are called Lehua, which means "Flower sacred to the Gods" in the Hawaiian language.
The Ohia Lehua Tree is said to grant visions of the future, offering inspirations to manifest personal transformation.

Like an erupting volcano, the Ohia Lehua Tree signals the completion of one cycle and illuminates a new beginning. 

In Hawaiian mythology, Ohia and Lehua were two lovers. The Volcano Goddess Pele desired Ohia. But Ohia only had eyes for Lehua. His rejection made Pele so furious that she turned him into a tree. Lehua was devastated by losing her lover. Out of pity, the gods turned her into a flower which they placed on Ohia's tree. Hawaiians believe that it rains when a Lehua flower is picked from the Ohia tree, signifying the tears of these eternal lovers.
Pele’s Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times and is often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

Volcano Goddess Pele’s fiery passion continuously gives birth to the islands. Her power is a creative force: clearing the old, laying a foundation, creating and shaping new land.
Pele’s fire has ignited the passion within many people and inspired them to submit to the creative force that renews and rebuilds the landscapes of our lives.

Hawaii’s great Volcano Goddess inspired the creation of Magical Hawaiian Menehune Pele.

Birthdate: Kekemapa 16, 2013 (12/16/13)

Aloha e Pele!
(Greetings, Pele!)

The Menehunes clap their hands, jumping up and down with excitement as soon as Pele emerges from the sacred Ohia forest.
Pele always brings the most fascinating news about the flaming spirit of Hawaii's Volcano Goddess hurling fiery ribbons of lava down the mountain slopes, giving birth to new rock formations and land.
Pele's gifts and blessings are the Maile Lei and a flame of Kilauea Volcano in a black lava bowl.
Maile is the lei of eternal love. The flame embodies the light of spirit, knowledge and life.

Pele offers her strength and passion to remind us that life's fiery eruptions and emotional upheavals often clear the path for positive transformations. 

Gifted with a passionate spirit, little Menehune girl Pele was named after Hawaii's Fire Goddess.
Pele's Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Haku (head lei) and Maile lei.The yellow Haku symbolizes a Hawaiian feather lei. In Hawaii the Hulu (feather) is believed to link to the divine. Maile is the lei of eternal love.
Tutu also sewed Pele's flame dress and crocheted the yellow panties for her beloved Mo'opuna Wahine (granddaughter).
Pele has long, wavy, lava black hair, brown eyes and wears a secret smile on her face.
She is about 3.5" tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Pele has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Makanau is Pele's brother and dedicated guardian.Whenever Pele walks through the sacred Hawaiian Ohia forest, Makanau announces her presence blowing his conch shell and stays right by her side to watch over her.

Pele is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Pele blesses you with her flame of Kilauea Volcano.