Uwekahuna (Wailing Priest Bluff) plaque, Halemaumau, Hawaii 1982

Childs, Iraphne R. (1982) Uwekahuna (Wailing Priest Bluff) plaque, Halemaumau, Hawaii 1982. [Image]

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Halemaumau pit crater is the central depression of Kilauea volcano's large caldera. The crater was a molten lava lake between 1823-1924. the latest eruption was in 2008. Hawaiian legend has it that this crater is the home of the Goddess of fire, Pele, and ceremonial offerings are made and hula is performed regularly on the crater rim to appease the fire goddess. This image shows the plaque with a poem honouring Pele at the Halemaumau overlook.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: volcanoes; national parks; plaques
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United StatesHawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National ParkKilauea Volcano
URI: http://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/id/eprint/327
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