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October 26th, 2001, 07:48 PM
Pele has come along with me on my journey just recently, and she along with my Patron, Yemaya walk with me. I know all there is to know about how to honor Yemaya on my altar, but know very little about how to bestow honor to Pele.

I bought Scott Cunningham's books on Hawaiian deities, hoping for some insight, but was disappointed.

Does anyone know what I could place on my altar in praise of Pele? Right now, I have some red flowers that I dried for her honor and a lei I bought from a Pary Supply store (I know.. not very original)

Thank you for taking the time out to read this.

October 27th, 2001, 06:16 AM
Don't know anything about Pele besides the fact that she's a hawaiian volcano goddess... But if I wanted to honor her, I would just decorate the altar in a hawaiian way (as far as possible): colored flowers, "hawaiin" scents, much, much fire, maybe posters, exotic fruit, lampions and stuff...

There is a highly recommended book about her, I found when looking for goddess stuff on amazon.com:

Pele : Goddess of Hawaii's Volcanoes
by Herb Kawainui Kane

Hope I could help...

October 27th, 2001, 11:08 AM
Speaking from my own experience with PELE.......
in my life she can manifest quite rapidly...... and she is not always what you might expect............like the flow of lava you dont what direction it might take and all in its path is destroyed and transformed .........
YET...... I love her deeply for she creates something larger as she destroys..... and she shows us the inner core of molten life
To honor her ........ show respect for all life forms...... a red or orange candle that melts down in the form of a volcano ......, a lava rock.........what ever moves you in your heart when you connect with her .... so her message to you is yours...........
Love and Light.....

October 27th, 2001, 08:30 PM

here i found something interesting on pele for you

They say one can show appreciation with donations of:
pigs, ferns, grass and a tiny fish called a dog fish.

.In a great book on goddesses from a feminist german author, people are said to lay down combs in appreciation of pele. This author, Lucia Francia also sais, when Pele erupts, she only wants to get combed. So putting combs on your altar would maybe make hher happy too?

in case youa re veggetarian, i bet that symbols of animals given above or pictures would be fine too with her, or maybe you can bake some goodies or marcipan piggies and stuff for her ;)

another page with info on Pele

Hope this helps you

October 28th, 2001, 06:43 PM
My first thought would be to get some Hawaiian Ginger...Not too sure why though.

October 31st, 2001, 11:31 PM
I'd just hang a picture of Tori Amos over one of those vinegar-and-baking-soda volcanoes. :lol:

November 20th, 2001, 09:37 PM
I remember reading somewhere that Pele would appear as an old woman who with the snap of her fingers would light a cigarette then disappear. After reading that I always had this sense of respect for her, although i dont know why. Sorry nothing really to help you on your quest for pele info, but just thought id share my little kernel of knowledge that i remember from my visit to Hawaii.
Good luck!:)

December 19th, 2001, 01:10 PM
you might want to refer to the book embracing the moon by yasmine galenorn. she has a patron goddess (i think melliki) and aslo worships pele to a great extent. she had a few ideas on how to work with the different dieties.

Rain Warrior
December 23rd, 2001, 08:41 PM
I do not know will you like or not, but pele in Latvian is for mouse.
no connection with your godess though, I think.

April 7th, 2006, 10:51 PM
More on Pele:


I've heard the stories from Asians who grew up in Hawaii for more than fifteen or so years...the wildness and beauty of the surroundings seemed to reflect a veneration or respect for the volcanic strength and their stories reflected this wonder.

My grandparents and some family resided in Hawaii before it was a state (yes, they lived long ago)...I thought I saw period references to "Kingdom of Hawaii" and realized that it became a state in 1959, last century.

I could be wrong..my personal conclusion is Pele was a 'goddess' of a distinctive country and region far longer than we know. To me, she seems to me to be a regional one of that locality..one can be drawn to her likeness, but that energy and
fire might be best reflected in the land where she is from.

Just a thought...


May 13th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Here's another general summary about Pele:
And links to many more: http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-cnetf&p=pele%20goddess

Here's a statue of Pele you could buy too:

Starry Night
May 17th, 2006, 10:44 PM
I found a few of links that tells about Pele




I hope I could be of some help..

May 18th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Madame Pele is still active here. One of her names is Ka Wahine 'ai honua, the woman who devours the land. Here are some good links:


You can visit Madame Pele's home, but it is long and dangerous hike people die on the trail every year. Because you go at night and the lava can collapse under your feet or you can walk off the edge of a cliff in the dark. The hike took me around 3 hours there and back and is about twenty miles around trip. At the end you can look down into the lava pit. Here is her home:

Her hair:

Her tears: