“The fire of a volcano can’t be put out, it is the beginning, and the end.”
I love Pele. I love her clarity, her single element simplicity, and especially her enthusiasm for transformation. Pele represents the element of fire, the great transformer, the liberator of potential energy and liquidator of flotsam.
“There are other fire keepers.
We have different names, but we’re all sisters.
We used to be understood better, when you could hear us better.
We move, we change, we protect and balance all the pieces of creation.
And we’re VERY flashy about it.”
Every ancient culture has their fire goddesses. Wadget and Brigid, Hestia or Vesta, all keepers of eternal flames, transformers of death into life. Shadow shamans transmuting material to energy to return to the web of life. Through eons of steadfast belief and ritual, this understanding of the fire element was transplanted to new places by…
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