Informative Speech On Pele Mea

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A small rock or just a collection of black sand can open up doors of hell for you! “She is Pele-honua-mea, Pele of the Sacred Land. She is Pele-‘ai’houna, Pele the eater of land, when she devours the land with her flames. She who rules the volcanoes of Hawai’i, and Mankind has no power to resist her. When Pele is heard from, her word is the final word.” Pele is the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Pele’s curse is a folklore about Pele giving bad luck to those who steal from her, it was invented in Hawai’i, and I believe this story is continually told to teach people a lesson. As said, Pele’s curse is a folklore; it is said to be a modern legend. Legend has it that Pele is angered when the rocks or sand are removed from around her volcanoes, in which she seeks revenge on the thief. The rocks from her volcanoes are made by her and they are kapu, which means that the rocks have a sanctity. The rocks stolen are eventually given back to Pele. If the rock is not given back to Pele, there are a variety of misfortunes. Such as death, divorce, depression, pains, and infections, houses burn down, sickness, car accidents, prison time, and unemployment. Most likely though, the stolen rock will always return to Pele. Thousands of pounds of rocks have returned to Hawaii every…show more content…
Stealing from Pele leads to uncountable consequences. I wouldn't dare to take part in keeping things that belong to her. I believe the curse is real because the stories being told and people who have experienced the curse proves that the curse is not a lie. The fact that many have actually taken the time to send back the stolen items also proves the curse to be real. The curse is powerful because there will always be regret. Pele is very powerful and her consequences for those who take part in her curse will heavily regret
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