OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

PELE

Picture of PELE from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Oceanic Volcano Goddess

Also known as PELEI

Volcano Goddess and the Creator and Devourer of Islands

A Goddess of Fire, she makes her home in the crater Halemaumau on the summit of Kilauea. Which is probably a place to be avoided unless you’re into lava in a big way.

Her younger sister is HIIAKA, who was definitely not into the whole lava deal as it interfered with her amorous intentions...

PELE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : PELE
Area or people : Hawaii
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Volcanoes
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : PELEI
Popularity index : 3807

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Article last updated on 22 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "PELE: Goddess of Volcanoes from Oceanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 31 July 2014.

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