The Burning Island

The Burning Island

Myth and History of the Hawaiian Volcano Country

by Pamela Frierson

An intimate, multilayered portrait of the Hawaiian volcano region

Westerners—from early missionaries to explorers to present-day artists, scientists, and tourists—have always found volcanoes fascinating and disturbing. Native Hawaiians, in contrast, revere volcanoes as a source of spiritual energy and see the volcano goddess Pele as part of the natural cycle of a continuously procreative cosmos. Volcanoes hold a special ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595341358
  • Published: May 2012


  • eBook
  • 9781595341730
  • Published: August 2012