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Paperback Pele Goddess of Hawaiis Volcanoes Book

ISBN: 0943357012

ISBN13: 9780943357010

Pele Goddess of Hawaiis Volcanoes

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Presents lore associated with that impetuous and unpredictable, yet gentle and loving personality, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, Pele.

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Beautiful book for those who love Hawaiian culture

***** This is a lovely short book (71 pages), spectacularly illustrated by the author. Even though the classification of this book is "juvenile literature", it is a collector's item for anyone who loves Hawaiian culture. It is illustrated with black-and-white and color drawings by the author whose value alone surpasses the price of the book. There are many stories about Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, written in an enjoyable style, exploring both past and current legends and folklore. The author, Herb Kawainui Kane, was elected a Living Treasure of Hawai'i, and does an excellent job with this book. *****

pele come to life

a beautiful book, the paintings are breathtaking. this is not an artists rendering of Pele. mr kane obviously knows her well, he has captured the spirit and fire that is Pele. a must ahve for anyone wishing to know this goddess.

Pele still Lives!

The Goddess Pele never died, She is stil; alive in Hawaii. This book although written by a non pagan brings Pele to life with his words. His art gives her beauty and power. Many who think her curse is a joke take rocks from her island and then live the curse of Pele if they survive they bring them back to Her island. This book reveals the history of Hawaii and tells how Pele was not a native Hawaiin. It also shows the degeneration of her worship through the conversion to the new religion Christianity. The illustrations are so very beautyful and do remind me so much of the beautyful firey Goddess Pele. Her worship is alive and well.


Herb Kane, foremost artist/historian on Hawaii and the South Pacific gives a wonderfully entertaining and educational look into Hawaiian facts and legends. The words and breathtaking art work are forever memorable!


Pele Goddess of Hawaii's Volcanoes is a wonderful book full of the myths and legends of a powerful Goddess who rules over the Hawaiian islands. With strinking pictures that explain all of the gods and put faces to the names. It disproves false myths such as human sacrafice and brings it all alive. Reading this book is a must before visiting the vocanoes in Hawaii, it makes it all mean so much. I definately recommend this book!
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