Goddess of the Month

 

 

 

Pele is a Hawaiian Goddess in the Hawaiian religion, Pele is the goddess of volcanoes, fire, and lightning. She is believed to have created the Hawaiian islands, and is considered to be a sacred, primordial force.

       Legend told that Pele herself journeyed on her canoe from the island of Tahiti to Hawaii. When on her journey, it was said she tried to create her fires on different islands, but her sister, Nāmaka, was chasing her, wanting to put an end to her. In the end, the two sisters fought each other and Pele was killed. With this happening, her body was destroyed but her spirit lives in Halemaʻumaʻu on Kilauea. They say, "Her body is the lava and steam that comes from the volcano. She can also change form, appearing as a white dog, old woman, or beautiful young woman."

        In addition to her role as goddess of fire and her strong association with volcanoes, Pele is also regarded as the "goddess of the hula." She is a significant figure in the history of hula because of her sister Hiʻiaka, who is believed to be the first person to dance hula. As a result of Pele's significance in hula, there have been many hula dances and chants dedicated to her and her family. With hula being dedicated to Pele, the dance is often performed in a way that represents her intense personality and the movement of volcanoes.

         Pele comes dancing into your life to spark and Ignite your inner passions! What area of your life needs some excitement? Is it your sex life? Your creativity? Or have you been sitting around too much and your body is calling out to move, shake and dance? 

          Perhaps you need to let something go? Pele invites you to write them down on a piece of paper and let the passionate fire burn them away, so something new can come into your life and nourish your soul. 

           We all have a fire inside that encourages us to follow our desires and passions. This month Pele asks you to have the courage to unleash yours from the hidden depths so that Inspiration may ignite and motivate your on your way to living your best Goddess life.