When you visit Hawaii, you will most likely hear the name “Pele” pronounced “Peh-Le”. She is also referred to as “Madame Pele” or “Tutu Pele” for respect. She is also known as “Pelehonuamea” which means “she who shapes the sacred land” and is the goddess of fire and volcanoes. According to Hawaiian Legend, Pele is the creator of the Hawaiian Islands.
Pele resides in one of the most active volcanoes in the world which is located on Hawaii Island at the summit of Kilauea in the Halema’uma’u crater. Kilauea volcano is still currently erupting at its summit where fresh lava spews on the floor of Halema’uma’u crater.
According to Hawaiian myths, Madam Pele brings bad luck to anyone that takes any piece of rock or lava off the island. The Ohelo berries found on the edges of Halem’uma’u caldera are also considered offensive to take. These berries should not be eaten without offering to the goddess or requesting permission.
Here at the Point at Poipu we create these beautiful lava bead bracelets. The bracelets are a combination of lava beads and crystals. The bracelets are super easy to make and the Lava beads are said to have healing and grounding properties. Put a few drops of essential oils in the lava beads to give you some positive energy to get through the day.