Goddess of the Day: Pele

Published March 27, 2012 by Mystic Landing

Goddess of the Day: Pele

In Hawaiian mythology, she is the goddess of volcanoes and vitality. A goddess so in love with fire, she made her home in a volcano by creating it, and is credited with creating and shaping the Hawaiian islands. Her sister, Namaka constantly gives her a hard time by crashing her waves onto her and her home, so the story relates that they never really got along, which is why their mother insisted that Pele find another home, and decided to make her dwelling as what is now known as Mount Kilauea. She is sometimes known to punish individuals who choose to steal the stones from her sacred places and when she stomps her foot in anger, the earth quivers and the lava flows. She is a volatile goddess who can be both benevolent and malevolent, so stay on her good side. On a day like today, when you feel lazy and out of energy, call on her for some energy and vitality and she will respond.

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