Monday, May 13, 2013
Here are two more selections from a batch of vintage snapshots, this time from The Enchanted Tiki Room's pre-show area.
First we see Hina Kaluua, the Goddess of rain. Her sign (not visible here) says, "In island world there is no gloom, for Hina's mists make orchids bloom. And when this Goddess is at play, a magic rainbow ends each day". She likes to hang out with her BFF, Tangaroa-Ru, the Goddess of the East wind.
I find it interesting that this tiki has been changed at some point, and appears to be wearing a representation of a woven hat with a wide brim instead of the "hard hat" style chapeau seen here. Perhaps they needed to move the "rain" a bit further away from the tiki due to water damage.
"I am Pele, Goddess of Fire of Volcanoes. Some say I torment poor Ngendei, the Earth Balancer, for when my violent temper rises, the Earth trembles on its foundation!". She is cool because she looks fierce and has frickin' fire shooting out of her head!