Later I had a vision of some kind of offering and these became flowers as offerings to Pele. The Hawaiians were long known to give offerings to the “goddess of the volcanoes” to appease her anger. The flowers fall from the basket and form circles around the lava fountain. Inside the fountain Pelé herself can be seen, laughing.
In the Hawaiian religion, Pele is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes. She is a popular figure in many stories of ancient Hawaii known as Hawaiian mythology. Ka wahine ʻai honua (“the earth-eating woman”) is an epithet for the goddess.
[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191210
• Title: Offerings to Pele
• Subject: Volcano Goddess
• Location: Maui, Hawaii
• Completed: 1986
• Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
• Style: Visionary
• Colors: Blue, Orange
• Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 30′ x 30″
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Pele is also known for her creative power, passion, purpose, and profound love. She has numerous siblings, including Kāne Milohai, Kamohoalii, Nāmaka and 13 sisters . They are usually considered to be the offspring of Haumea. Her home is believed to be the fire pit called Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit caldera of Kīlauea, one of the Earth’s most active volcanoes; but her domain encompasses all volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii. Every incident with a volcanic eruption in Hawaii it is said to be Pele’s way of expressing her longing to be with her true love, in many stories a young chief named Lohiau, but she’s a fickle and dangerous lover who sometimes kills her husbands.