Release Date: February 18th 2006 (U.S. Release Date)
Brief Description: This Dunk was made for the people of Hawaii, and out of respects to Pele the Hawaiian Goddess of Volcanoes. This is a symbol of Hawaii
Here’s a little info on Pele,
Hawaiian legends tell that eruptions were caused by Pele, the beautiful but tempestuous Goddess of Volcanoes, during her frequent moments of anger. Pele was both revered and feared; her immense power and many adventures figured prominently in ancient Hawaiian songs and chants. She could cause earthquakes by stamping her feet and volcanic eruptions and fiery devastations by digging with the Pa’oe, her magic stick. An oft-told legend describes the long and bitter quarrel between Pele and her older sister Namakaokahai that led to the creation of the chain of volcanoes that form the islands.
Kilauea volcano, on the south side of the Island of Hawaii, is one of the most active on Earth. It sits on the southeasten side of the Big Island of Hawaii, resting on the flanks of it’s larger neighbor volcano Manua Loa. Kilauea stands just under 4,200 feet tall at it’s highest point. Kilauea is the home to Pele, the volcano goddess of ancient Hawaiian legends.
The word’s on the insole above the image of Pele, “Ka wahine `ai honua”, the woman who devours the land.
Rareness at launch (out of 10, 10 being hardest to get): 4