Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rising from Lava, the Sacred Hawaiian Ohia Tree

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

The indigenous Hawaiian Ohia Tree is the first form of life to grow directly out of the hardened black lava. Its beautiful red flowers are called Lehua, which means "Flower sacred to the Gods" in the Hawaiian language. The red Lehua flower is the official flower of the Big Island of Hawaii. The Ohia Tree is vital to Hawaii's natural ecosystem. It provides an essential food source for native birds and bugs.

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

The Lehua is also known as Pele’s Flower. 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.

The Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times and is often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

Native Hawaiians used to make a medicinal potion out of the Ohia Tree’s bark and leaves. It was meant to spark a strong, passionate, inward fire to grow, bloom, and rejoice in life. The Ohia Lehua Tree is said to grant visions of the future, offering inspirations to manifest personal transformation. It signals the completion of one cycle and illuminates a new beginning.

The Ohia Lehua Tree is a powerful symbol of all that is Hawaii.

Menehune Girl Pele was created in honor of Hawaii's Volcano Goddess and the sacred Ohia Tree.

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
Birthdate: Lulai 3, 2016 (07-03-16)

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

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.
The Volcano Goddess Pele is 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 are called Lehua, which means "Flower sacred to the Gods" in the Hawaiian language.

As a gift and blessing Pele offers you a small Ohia tree with a red Lehua flower. 
The tree embodies the light of spirit, knowledge and life.
It illuminates a new beginning.

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 Pele's Ohia Lehua and sweet smelling Puakenikeni flower Haku (head lei). Tutu also sewed Pele’s red and black skirt and top reflecting hot and hardened lava.
She crocheted black panties and matching shoes. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (Love) for her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).


Pele’s abundant red and black hair cascades down her back like the lava flow on the mountain slope.


Pele is about 4” 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.
Pele is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Pele blesses you with her sacred Hawaiian Ohia Tree.






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