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Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i - by H Arlo Nimmo (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 239

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Folklore & Mythology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: McFarland & Company

Age Range: Teen

Author: H Arlo Nimmo

Language: English

Street Date: October 30, 2011
TCIN: 78569411
UPC: 9780786463473
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-0145


When the first Europeans arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, the volcano goddess Pele was the central deity of a complex religion in the volcano districts of Hawai'i Island. While native Hawaiians were quickly converted to Christianity, Pele remained remarkably relevant as a deity. This book is a critical biography of the volcano goddess, as well as a history of her religion. Topics covered include the ongoing belief in Pele, her popular manifestations, her ceremonies, her new cultural roles and her current status in Hawai'i.
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