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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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TimelordFandango Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
I love this piece and might I say Pele looks quite......Cool! Hahahaha! ......Sorry.......
SPIRITRAY76 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beware of volcanoes. 
Kmon13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Artist
Wow love the bio and the look of this  Hawaiian volcano spirit!

And she hot too...
enemyofgod6 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not half-bad for the Hawaiian volcano spirit! :)
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
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.
MOMOpJonny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Such a beautiful re goddess. She is HOT!!
loveandpeacecifer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconanainthestars: Check out this amazing artwork of Pele :)
AnaInTheStars Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Writer
thanks :) Love it, very beautiful!
ChuchuPoP Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I think she looks like Jean Grey from X-men in her Dark Phoenix form. :)
NaloShenron Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Very awesome jus frickin amazing. Little thing tho if the flowers on her were lehua blossoms it would be perfect, there Peles sacred flower
TriforceofLife Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
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.
NickyVendetta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
My boy brought home a book of South Pacific myths with this girl on the cover. I thought it was yours. :D
kokirisemerald Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Beautiful interpretation of Pele! My dad is Hawaiian and would absolutely love this :D
Osperos Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The mighty Pele in all her greatness!
I simply adore Pele~
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome. =3
It looks really damn class.
Essence4life Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
This is maddening i love your art!!! this is terrific!!!
TRIXY2595 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Absolutly love this one!!!!
major-oreo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful and you've just inspired me to put this in a story. Don't worry I won't steal your art work ;) Thank you for the inspiration!!!!!!
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
...and she's afraid of mice.
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Orenjee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   General Artist
This is pretty cool.
LittleRuky Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
love her dress :heart:
fuckinggg haole.
kkshi99 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
pele like the soccer legend??? xD
Makahilahila Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomely beautiful :)
titaneumice Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
“Peele the Goddess… Rolling her anger Thro’ blasted valley and flaring forest in blood-red cataracts down to the sea!” Yeap found that in a book once. *randomly presses a letter and ctrl at the same time* OMG POP-UP
HollowDrake92 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
"We bring offerings from Pele, Goddess of flame!" ~Chip and Skip Dungbeetle - Camp Lazlo.

Only quote worth mentioning from that show
anotherfirename Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. She looks amazing! The rock around her arms is a beautiful touch. :)
Hangrychan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing beautiful art, if you ever started a comic series i would down for reading it ^_^
Master3Foamy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Hawaiian stories. :) This one is amaaazzzing :D
vampireintherain Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Writer
love this goddess, she is my inspiration for a oc of mine
w00t--kita Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, this is a really beautiful pic ^^ I'm from HI and I really like this ^^
OAGM Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
How long does it take to make a pic like this?

It's amazing
Poseidon-Hades-Zeus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Uno de los mejores dibujos que haya visto , me imagino has de saver bastante sobre mitologias .
Ladykayden Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I am from Hawaii.. I love that you added Madame Pele.. Definitely one of my favorites! TYVM! :+favlove:
LilithRealm Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Errr.. the flowers & fire kind of doesn't match but nice illo.. but it's Hawaiian right!
Ambientsucks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Growing up in Hawai'i, this is a pretty epic depiction of her. Funny that the kids need to do an 8 mile hike to that same crater that is her home eeeeeeevery 6th grade year. Awesome work!
TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
WOW !! I'm glad to see other cultures represented as well as Classical Greco - Roman, Arthurian, Egyptian, Norse, Chinese & Japanese. Fantastic work ! :p
choppre Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks awesome dude
jesusgamayon Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Waruzimu Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Wonderful! My favourite goddess!!!
ForbiddenGhost-64 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful job! It's good to know that our legends from Hawaii are actually being read by other people in the world!

You have a very interesting take on Pele in the drawing with the armor and skintight clothing. Even though we don't have flowers like that in Hawaii, I really think that it adds a nice contrast to all the dark colors in the picture.

Just a little note, Pele is moving between the island of Hawaii to the undersea volcano which is making a new island! So exciting!
Spamusubi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
This is terrific. Although, you don't pronounce Pele as "Paylay", you pronounce it more like Pe (Like, PEddle) and Le (Like, LEts). :)
Kaytou-meter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
*grumbles* My goodness....I just need to add the whole Myths gallery to my favorites. :D ;) Awesome work!
blackdragon21 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
mahalo nui loa!

you bring me great honor by doing this for one of our goddesses.
saishadow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
she looks awsome
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome concept!
ecnetsixe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Wow! this is a magnificent artistic rendering of the Hawaiian Goddess Pele:omfg:~

Also strangely enough whenever I had read one of the Pele Legends I'd always imagine her looking something like this for some unknown reason:eyepopping:....
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