Pele 1996 Picture

Inspired by the song "Boys For Pele" by Tori Amos. This is a Polynesian Goddess. The Following is copied from Wikipedia:

" In Hawaiian mythology, Pele, pronounced /pele/, (peh-leh, not pay-lay) is the goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence. She is a daughter of Haumea and Kane Milohai, and her home is believed to be the fire pit, Halema'uma'u crater, at the summit caldera of Kīlauea, one of the Earth's most and continuously active volcanos; but her domain encompasses all volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

There are several traditional legends associated with Pele in Hawaiian mythology."

Like most Goddess's of this nature such as Kali, they are both creater and destructer, blessing of life and sentencing death. So I tried to symbolize all of that creative and destructive force into one painting.
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