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“Pele’s Realm”

Description from Kathryn R: The ancient Hawaiian goddess Pele (or Pelehonuamea) is called “She who shapes the sacred land.” She is known as the goddess of fire and volcanos and makes her home in the Kilauea volcano in the Big Island of Oahu. When lava flows down the mountainside into the sea, huge clouds of steam arise and the lava adds more to the island.

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Love your tribute to Pele!

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    Melody F says:

    Very striking! I have that goddess. Hmmm…

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my gooodness. This is amazing. Thank you for the history lesson. Fantanstic pick and definitely vote for a POD.

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    MH says:

    Hot hot hot!!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hot is right. Goddess pendant is great.

  6. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thank you, Fresh Picks Friends! :) I just discovered the marvelous Vermillion Mosaic Shells with their fiery color. It reminded me of molten lava.

  7. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    First read this as “Pete’s Realm” and was looking for “Pete’s Dragon” … sheesh! A terrific pick, Kathryn … we do need a POD, please!

  8. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your POD worthy pick! It’s a bright and beautiful reminder of fall, birds, the legend of Pele. That makes it a great year round wear.

  9. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Oh, Chicky, that’s hilarious! ::D My eyes fool me too!

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Congratulations on your awesome POD.

  11. CKitty
    CKitty says:

    Congratulations on your pod!!! Love the story behind it!!

  12. BevB
    BevB says:

    Congrats!!!

  13. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your not as lava POD!

  14. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Congrats on your striking and informative POD! I only had a day trip on the Big Island of Hawaii about 30 years ago, we were staying in Honolulu on Oahu the rest of the week, but wish I had the whole week on the Big Island. The volcano is amazing and its activity both beautiful and sometimes desolate, with fields of lava and spindles of scorched tree trunks where lush landscapes were. We drove looking for a black sand beach we had seen in a postcard photo. Eventually we found it, or where it had been– overrun by lava. Houses that had been built across the road from the beach were still there, burned and abandoned. The lava stretched about 50 yards out beyond where the beach, that beautiful beach, once ended at the ocean’s edge. Such is life in Pele’s realm. Thank you for the chance to revisit old memories. Wonderful pick for the goddess of the Hawaiian volcano and her fiery dominion!

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Congratulations. And thanks. I learn so much here at LB.

  16. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Congrats, Kathryn!

  17. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Congrats on your fiery pick!

  18. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thank you so much, Fellow Fresh Pickers! EPB Cornell, thanks for the wonderful though fearsome story of the land where Pele rules. My husband and I have been to Oahu once and to Maui twice, but never to the Big Island. My hope is someday to see the active volcanoes even from a distance. My pick is my vicarious visit to Kilauea.

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    MH says:

    Congratulations! When my daughter and her family went to Hawaii They got to hike in a lava tube. I wish I’d been there!

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