Pele, Goddess of Fire
The Big Island of Hawaii is home to the world’s longest-erupting volcano.
Pele, the fiery volcano goddess, akin to Kali from East-Indian religious tradition, is truly the ruler of Hawaii’s largest island. If possible, we will bring our blank masks to where the lava flows, infusing them with the fiery power of creation.
To see molten lava in person is one of the most dynamic experiences one can have while visiting. However, Pele doesn’t show herself to everyone. She sometimes hides her fiery flows high up on the mountain, making it impossible to see her live, in person. Boiling to the surface at her current main vent, Pu’u O’o, however, she often flows through underground lava tubes, resurfacing in places that are accessible. Seeing her majestic, raw beauty, and witnessing the power of Mother Nature as she simultaneously creates and destroys is an awe-inspiring experience.