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hey guys! long time without myth stories, right? lets go for a Hawaiian Myth, The goddess Pele,

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In the Hawaiian religion, Pele (pronounced [ˈpɛlɛ], English: /ˈpeɪleɪ/ PAY-lay) is the goddess of fire, lightning, dance, and volcanoes. She is a popular figure in many stories of ancient Hawaii known as Hawaiian mythology. There are several traditional legends associated with Pele in Hawaiian mythology. She has numerous siblings, including Kāne Milohai, Kamohoaliʻi, Nāmaka and 13 sisters named Hiʻiaka, the most famous being Hiʻiakaikapoliopele (Hiʻiaka in the bosom of Pele). 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 Hawaiʻi.

In one version of the story, Pele is daughter of Kanehoalani and Haumea in the mystical land of Kuaihelani, a floating free land like Fata Morgana. Kuaihelani was in the region of Kahiki (Kukulu o Kahiki). She stays so close to her mother's fireplace with the fire-keeper Lono-makua. Her older sister Nā-maka-o-Kahaʻi, a sea goddess, fears that Pele's ambition would smother the home-land and drives Pele away. Kamohoali'i drives Pele south in a canoe called Honua-i-a-kea with her younger sister Hiʻiaka and with her brothers Ka-moho-aliʻi, Kane-milo-hai, Kane-apua, and arrives at the islets above Hawaii. There Kane-milo-hai is left on Mokupapapa, just a reef, to build it up in fitness for human residence. On Nihoa, 800 feet above the ocean she leaves Kane-apua after her visit to Lehua and crowning a wreath of kau-no'a. Pele feels sorry for her younger brother and picks him up again. Pele used the divining rod, Paoa to pick her a new home. A group of chants tells of a pursuit by Namakaokaha'i and Pele is torn apart. Her bones, KaiwioPele form a hill on Kahikinui. While her spirit escaped to the island of Hawaiʻi.

In another version, Pele comes from a land said to be "close to the clouds," with parents Kane-hoa-lani and Ka-hina-liʻi, and brothers Ka-moho-aliʻi and Kahuila-o-ka-lani. From her husband Wahieloa (also called Wahialoa) she has a daughter Laka and a son Menehune. Pele-kumu-honua entices her husband and Pele travels in search of him. The sea pours from her head over the land of Kanaloa (perhaps the island now known as Kahoʻolawe) and her brothers say:

"A sea! a sea!
Forth bursts the sea,
Bursts forth over Kanaloa (Kahoʻolawe),
The sea rises to the hills. . . ."
"Thrice" (according to the chant) the sea floods the land, then recedes. These floodings are called The-sea-of-Ka-hina-liʻi.
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awesome

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MelofiaZProfessional Traditional Artist
Dank as fuck!
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burningrage8-13Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard of her before, but I've never heard this story before. Very interesting! I did hear that Pele and her brother Ka-moho-aliʻi, the shark god ruled the land and the sea together. I do like Pele. She's one of my many interests.
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youtu.be/q1z19p48lZU Here's some quick info about Pele and the other Kupua.

No party like a Pele Party.
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Omg I love their videos. They are so underrated in my opinion
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RabidOctopusHobbyist General Artist
As a Polynesian myself, I can honestly say that this is a spectacular piece! It's nice to see some love for Pacific gods, they've been overshadowed by the Greeks/Norse for quite awhile
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Peace141308Student Writer
This looks amazing, it's like if she was a character in game or in a epic fantasy themed comic book, if only she was in Smite T-T
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If ur still into Smite, good news for you! Shes confirmed to be added to the game in the summer :)
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JaydenTivonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Haven't seen her in a long time.
Reaper1998's avatar
She is hot
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I love this piece and might I say Pele looks quite......Cool! Hahahaha! ......Sorry.......
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SPIRITRAY76Hobbyist Artist
beware of volcanoes. 
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Kmon13Student Artist
Wow love the bio and the look of this  Hawaiian volcano spirit!

And she hot too...
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GRAN FUTBOLISTA :V
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tomytieneblas74Student Traditional Artist
Not half-bad for the Hawaiian volcano spirit! :)
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Just the flowers~<3 and the "lava lines" on the hands.

Also, from the Wiki entry, is that the same Haumea who recently got her own dwarf planet? I remember them naming it after a matriarch deity of sorts because there are many little icy moons breaking off from it, like they're its babies.
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MOMOpJonnyStudent Digital Artist
Such a beautiful re goddess. She is HOT!!
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:iconanainthestars: Check out this amazing artwork of Pele :)
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AnaInTheStarsProfessional Writer
thanks :) Love it, very beautiful!
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being from hawaii its sad to see a lot of the lore, myths, gods and goddesses be ignored or normally placed off in more of a comedic level, but what you made is absolutely amazing <3
Cladies's avatar
I think she looks like Jean Grey from X-men in her Dark Phoenix form. :)
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Very awesome jus frickin amazing. Little thing tho if the flowers on her were lehua blossoms it would be perfect, there Peles sacred flower
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She almost looks like Goddess Din from the Legend of Zelda games,which the gameplay actually has to do more with the hero Link then the princess who only appears a little bit) Check out some of the fan art as some members did a very realistic job of Din. I wonder if the artwork of Goddess Din is based off of Goddess Pele or if it's just a strange coincidence.
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My boy brought home a book of South Pacific myths with this girl on the cover. I thought it was yours. :D
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