In the beginning of Hawaiian time... Madame Pele was born in a far-distant land at the edge of the sky. There she lived with her parents until she was grown up, when she married. After a time, and the bearing of children, her husband was “enticed away” by another. The deserted Madame Pele, being ‘much displeased and troubled in mind’ (a.k.a. pissed off), on account of her husband’s indiscrepancy, went in search of him. First, Madame Pele searched the island of Kauai and travelled southeast, finally making her home in Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. Apparently, though, in this story, she never really resolves the “huhu” she’d had with the husband.
Madame Pele's husband?Mbah Marijan, the spiritual guardian of Mount Merapi, was found dead this week, buried under ash spewed from the volcano he served. His battle to tame one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes ended when he was buried by the mountain's thick ash. He was reportedly found dead in a prayer position in his house.
The Birth of an Island
Adventurers, Geoff McLay, Bradley Ambrose and Nathan Berg explore the inside of the volcano on the island of Ambrym Marum. The temperature in the crater is 1150 degrees and this photo session only lasted 40 minutes as a result of the intense heat.
Lots of neat Hawaii stuff