Goddess Pele’s older brother Kamohoalii (the king of sharks) provided Pele with a large canoe which she and her brothers took and sailed away with – eventually coming to Hawaii. When she made landfall in the islands it was on Kauai, where she was attacked by her sister Namakaokahai and left for dead. According to legend she was able to recover and escaped to Oahu where she dug fire pits, including the crater today called Diamond Head. 🥰 She traveled through the island chain to Molokai and on to Maui where she is said to have made Haleakala volcano. Upon discovering Pele had survived, Namakaokahai traveled to Maui and the two engaged in an epic battle near Hana, where Pele was torn apart by her sister and became a goddess, finding a home on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island.
This carnelian tower, filled with quartz druzy, is an epitome of fiery passion, just like Pele's story.