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Pele is a fire goddess according to the people of Hawaii. She is savage and
wrathful and resides in the crater of the volcano
Kilauea. It is
said that one day Kamapua'a, a pig god of Hawaii mythology, sought in marriage the fire goddess.
As a result, the two deities found themselves involved in a
fight. Pele's followers threatened to burn Kamapua'a with flames. Kamapua'a attacked the crater with fog and rain.
Finally, Pele yielded, and Kamapua'a succeeded.
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