HONOLULU | When lava flows, a Hawaiian goddess’ name is invoked
HONOLULU — In rural Hawaii neighborhoods where lava from Kilauea volcano has burned down or threatened to consume the homes, a name often comes up: Pele (peh-leh).
“You can’t really predict what Pele is going to do,” said Julie Woolsey, who evacuated on May 3 as a fissure opened on her street, oozing lava just 1,000 feet from her home.
Here is more information about Pele and why the goddess is revered:
WHO IS PELE?