Don't Piss off Pele

Posted on 02/25/2023 in misc

This question at Ask Metafilter about taking volcanic rock off the island of Iceland reminded me of my wife bringing lava rock back from our Hawaiian wedding and honeymoon. I told her not to do it, but did she listen to me?


Apparently she never watched the Brady Bunch either.

Anyway, we got back to GA and she proudly showed my parents her souvenir lava rocks. My dad immediately freaked out and started telling her she was dooming our life together by angering Pele, the Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes.

I put the lava rock in the gas grill, under the theory that might appease Pele and gain us forgiveness for my wife's egregious lack of judgment. We've had a pretty great 31+ year run so far, so it probably worked.

However, we have not been back to Hawaii since. That might not be safe.

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