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Sibling Rivalry Deity Style

Pele, our great goddess of fire is seen here in battle with Namakaokaha'i, her sister, goddess of the sea. It was Namakaokaha'i who drove Pele away from their home to what is now Hawaii, after Pele created it by spewing lava onto the small atoll she landed on so she could rise above her sister's clutches. That's one of many mythologies surrounding our mysterious goddess of the volcano. And so it remains today, this perpetual battle between the ocean lashing with force against the land and Pele fighting back by spitting firey lava into the water. Namakaokaha'i tears away at Pele's creation and as she swallows Pele just creates more land for her to get angry at. A classic case of sibling rivalry with no truce in sight. As the battle wages the island gets bigger.