Lecure by Nichole Pono Weimer on Hawaiian Volcano Goddess at the Estonian National Museum on November 12th, 2019
Nichole Pono Weimer (from United States; MA student at the University of Tartu) will give a lecture on Hawaiian Volcano Goddess Pele at the Estonian National Museum (Worldfilm Room, A-Entrance) on November 12th at 18:00.
Geographers and scientists say that the islands of Hawai'i were formulated by the hot spot the leaks out lava as the Pacific teutonic plate gradually glides over throughout the centuries. Ancient Hawaiians, however, believed that their beloved islands were birthed from the great battles ensued between the volcano Goddess, Pele, and her sister Namakaokahai, the ocean goddess. Though Hawaii has become increasingly more modernized throughout the decades, the legends and myths of the Gods and Goddesses still run deep in the cultural identity, stories and values of the locals. I will be focusing specifically on the vibrant presence and symbology of Pele of modern day Hawai'i Nei.
The lecture is in English. Free entrance.