Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Volcano Grandmother Pele

A   L   O   H   A  !
 Pele, volcano goddess
created these islands
with her magical hula
of fire!
folks see her as 
a young Hawaiian girl,
as a seasoned older 
woman in red. . .

 "According to Hawaiian Legend,
 Pele, the fiery goddess 
of the volcanoes in Hawaii, 
would send her white dog
 as a messenger to alert the people 
when an eruption was imminent. 
A white dog was first noticed 
by the observatory staff 
during the latter part of 1959
 about 1/2 km below the observatory."

Earth System Research Laboratory
Global Monitoring Division of NOAA

 You have seen her white dog,
now witness the Fire:
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL


PerthDailyPhoto said...

I seem to remember another dog that would appear now and then Cloudia!!

the walking man said...

So it's safe to say she's a hot mama?

Brian Miller said...

you havent seen any white dogs roaming around have you? smiles.

aloha from va

Teresa said...

Pretty hot!!

Indrani Ghose said...

Amazing! I have never seen hot magma like that.

Dave King said...

Are they all the same white dog or does she have a supply of them?

Myrna R. said...

Yes. I read about Pele when I was there. I saw the lava from a helicopter. (I was such a tourist.)

Charles Gramlich said...

Must be an amazing thing to see, and yet very frightening as well.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Well Cloudia, I know of Pele the famous Brazilian footballer, but it's the first time I've heard of this Pele!

TexWisGirl said...

interesting bit of lore!


So many wonderful Hawaiian myths - Pele one of the most captivating! (And I wouldn't mind doing what those UH students are doing:)

Cloudia said...

Yes! There is a 'similar' dog in my book, 'Aloha Where You Like Go?'

There is also an episode of hot lava walking, witnessing therein too.

Contact me here if you'd like me to send you signed book- Pay Pal or check gratefully accepted!
You can click on the book image at the very bottom of my blog to read reviews, etc. . . .

THANKS for bringing it up, Perth

'Hot Mama' - EACH of YOU makes me smile. Thanks SO much.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh goodness me Cloudia - very scary.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Reminds me of a song, Cloudia!

Karen S. said...

I believe she is a hot mama! I do enjoy legends like this- they are so interesting! It appears we are all curious about any white dogs roaming about. Thanks for sharing the amazing video too. Stay safe- and watchful!- Karen

Cloudia said...

GREAT to see YOU each - thanks!

Reader Wil said...

Beware of white dogs and old women in red dresses!!

Kay said...

It shocked me the first time I felt how hot the air was near the volcano. When you look into the mouth of the volcano and lava, it becomes an experience you never forget.