Ceremonial offerings Halemaumau crater, Hawaii 2005

Childs, Iraphne R. (2005) Ceremonial offerings Halemaumau crater, Hawaii 2005. [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 hula is performed regularly on the crater rim. This image shows offerings of fruit & flowers wrapped in traditional Ti (cordyline) leaves on the edge of the crater at Halemaumau overlook to appease the fire goddess.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: volcanoes; rites & ceremonies
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 States of AmericaHawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National ParkKilauea Volcano
URI: https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au//id/eprint/328
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