Moʻolelo are stories, myths, legends, and part of the cultural fabric of Hawaiʻi. The word moʻolelo itself is a combination of the word moʻo, meaning a series or succession, and ʻōlelo, meaning words. Originally an oral tradition, moʻolelo can be entertaining, but also relay important lessons about the values, norms, and traditions of the Hawaiian people.
Pele & Lonomakua
How Lonomakua, the uncle of the volcanic deity, taught her to govern fire
Holo Mai Pele (The Journey of Pele)
The journey of Pele mirrors the geological formation of the Hawaiian Islands
Pele & Hiʻiaka
The saga of Hiʻiakaikapoliopele describes the journey of the favorite sister of Pele and an epic battle at the summit of Kīlauea
Last updated: July 9, 2021