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Jun 7, 2017

Ranginui and Papatuanuku are the primordial parents, the sky father and the earth mother who lie locked together in a tight embrace. They have many children who are forced to live in the cramped darkness between them. These children grow and discuss among themselves what it would be like to live in the light. Tūmatauenga, the fiercest of the children, proposes a solution.

Ma-ui is an ancient chieftain with many exploits in the creation time of the world, including bringing fire and, attempting, bring immortality to man.

Pele is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands. Pele is known for her power, passion, jealousy, and capriciousness. She has numerous siblings, including her sister Hi-iaka, who are the deities of various types of wind, rain, fire, ocean waves, and cloud forms. Her home is the fire pit called Halema-uma-u crater, at the summit caldera of Kīlauea, the most active volcano on earth.