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Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire & Volcanoes, and Hawaii's powerful last queen

To celebrate Women's History Month 2022, we are doing a special #WCW #GoddessWithin Series highlighting Goddesses around the world and real-life women who embody their spirit!

Today's #WCW #GoddessWithin Highlight is sponsored by our Queen Volcanica lashes.

 

THE GODDESS

Photo credit: Painting of the goddess Pele by Herb Kane at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center 

 

Our Queen Volcanica lashes were inspired by Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes. According to Hawaiian legend, Pele is the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. For Hawaiians, Pele has emerged as a symbol of the resilience, adaptability, and power of the indigenous culture of the islands. Her fires create and destroy the land itself, forming new volcanoes that erupt, cover the land with lava, and then begin the cycle anew. She is a representative of not just the physical aspects of the Hawaiian Islands, but also of the fiery passion of Hawaiian culture.

 

THE WOMAN

Hawaiian Queen Lili'uokalani

Photo credit: Image of Queen Lili'uokalani from biography.com

 

In real life, Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, was a trailblazing woman who embodied the power and resilience of the Goddess Pele. One of her main goals was to reestablish the power and sovereignty of the Hawaiian monarchy. Faced with a coup backed by the American militia, she orchestrated the Counter-Revolution in Hawaii in 1895. Although unsuccessful, Queen Lili'uokalani fought tirelessly for the remainder of her life to restore freedom and rights to the people of Hawaii.

Do you know anyone who is fiery, resilient, and reminds you of Pele? Tag them and let them know!

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