Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of the grand and exciting Hawaiian epic about the goddesses Pele and Hi’iaka.
Hi’iaka, Prince Lohiau and the mortal woman Wahine guided their double-canoe into Kou (modern-day Honolulu). The goddess’ companions were unaware of the passions raging within Hi’iaka now that she knew her sister Pele, the fire and volcano goddess, had unleashed a lava flow on her beloved lehua forest at Puna. That betrayal had convinced Hi’iaka to repay her older sister in kind by yielding to her growing attraction to Prince Lohiau – the intended husband of Pele.
The trio maneuvered their craft through the dozens of men and women who were surfing until, presently, they came across the Royal Party of Princess Pele’ula, ruler of the Nu’uanu Valley region now known as Honolulu, Pearl Harbor and Pearl City. The princess was also refining her abilities as a seer and, to Hi’iaka’s annoyance, had once been involved in a love affair with Prince Lohiau.
Pele’ula welcomed the travelers and, intent on renewing her romance with Lohiau, invited them to enjoy the hospitality of her court for a few days. I’ll skip over the bitchy/ flirtatious exchanges among Hi’iaka, Lohiau and Princess Pele’ula as they passed a day in soap opera level conversations.
MUCH MORE TO COME IN A MOMENT … PROBLEMS
I’LL CONTINUE THE STORY SOON. CHECK BACK ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK FOR UPDATES.
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