Volcanoe from Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931.

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Book Title
Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931.
Caption
Volcanoe.
Educational Notes
Some Polynesian traditions include the belief that volcanoes are ruled by Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of volcanoes and fire. It’s even said that she used volcanoes to form the islands of Hawaii, and because of this long strands of volcanic glass are sometimes called “Pele’s Hair!” According to tradition, Pele’s anger brings about eruptions, and she could form volcanoes by the mere stamping of her feet. She would dig with her pa’oa, a magical stick, and spark eruptions of fire and lava. This kind of power meant that she was both honored and feared. Traditions like the goddess Pele were created by people to help explain majestic and strange features like volcanos in the world.
Topic
Volcanoes
Erupt
Earth
Plates
Surface
Lava. Pele
Tradition
Legend
Myth
Hawaii
Smithsonian Libraries
Rights
No Copyright - United States
Creator
Holmes, William Henry
Language
English
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1846-1931
Publication Date
1887
Type
Illustration
Image ID
SIL-39088003128485_0063_edit
Catalog ID
1063442