Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation
Nathaniel B. Emerson
This epic story of Pele and her younger sister Hiiaka is filled with duty, honor, death, passion, and spirit. As the preface to the 2005 edition of the book states, What you hold in your hands, dear reader, is not simply a book of Hawaiis world class epic myth of Pele and Hiiaka. What you posses is a documentation of a mythic journey toward the sacred interior of the Hawaiian psyche…. The book takes the original unwritten story of Pele and Hiiaka, and provides an English translation between stanzas in the original Hawaiian version transcribed by Nathaniel B. Emerson.