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I'm the one who's really sad, when I smile it comes out mad!
―Pele


Pele, the Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes, is one of the Tiki Goddesses in the pre-show of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

History

Background

Pele is the short-tempered goddess of fire and volcanoes, in traditional Māori myth she is also affiliated as the mother goddess of the Pacific islands. Some cultural practices include making offers to Pele at the Halemaʻumaʻu crater with flowers, food and gin. Some regions even have Pele as the feature of a sort of urban-legend where she appears on the roads of the Pali highway at night to stop cars and trucks with her powers and can only be passed by feeding pork to her dog.

Appearances

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room

Pele's idol appears in the garden pre-show of the Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland. She informs guests on her presence in Polynesian myth and has fire blow from her head.

Jealous Pele's Angry Scorn
Is Known to Every Native Born
With Mighty blast or Simple Cough
She Blows Her Bloomin' Top Right Off!

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Her village appears in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, built into the landscaping.

Tahitian Terrace

Hong Kong Disneyland's Tahitian Terrace features an idol of Pele along with other Tiki Room statues.

Trader Sam's

Pele, Ngendei, Koro and Rongo all decorate the bar-taps in these bars and have glowing eyes.

Other appearances

Television Appearances

It's a Small World: The Animated Series

She makes a cameo appearance in Episode 5 of It's a Small World: The Animated Series

Printed Materials

Disney Kingdoms

In Disney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room she and the other Tiki Gods have small roles as animate statues roaming the island. In the event that an animal wishes to lose the gift of speech, Pele and the others take part in a ceremony to take it back, though this is a rare occurrence.

Tales from Adventureland

In Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's Quest, Pele, and the other Tiki Gods are a man-made security system to protect the rare birds of the otherwise magical Tiki Room by frightening superstitious poachers, with the fiery effect of Pele's statue being far more intimidating.

Trivia

  • The fictional goddess Te Fiti in Moana was likely inspired by Pele.

Gallery

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Enchanted Tiki Room Logo Anaheim
Disney Parks
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Enchanted Tiki Room: Get the Fever!The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!Trader Sam'sThe Tropical HideawayRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Media
Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestDisney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room
Characters
JoséMichaelPierreFritzEnchanted Tiki Room BirdsShowgirl BirdsClyde & ClaudeRositaJuan the Barker BirdMauiKoroRongoPeleNgendeiTangaroa-RuHina KuluuaTangaroaUtiUh-Oa

Crossover Characters: IagoZazuOrange BirdStitch
Spin-off Characters: Saoirse Bullion-O'Callaghan

Songs
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki RoomLet's All Sing Like the Birdies SingHawaiian War ChantFinale (Farewell and Aloha)Friend Like IagoUh-Oa's SongHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha, E komo Mai


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Disney Kingdoms Logo
Series
Seekers of the WeirdFigmentBig Thunder Mountain RailroadFigment 2The Haunted MansionEnchanted Tiki Room
Disney Characters
Candleman • DespoinaDreamfinderFigmentProfessor BrainardCumulus IsobarBarnabas T. BullionJason ChandlerThe Spirit of Big Thunder Tyrannosaurus Rex Billy the Disney Goat George WillikersCaptain GoreMadame LeotaConstance HatchawayHatbox GhostHitchhiking GhostsGhost HostPickwickOrganistJoséMichaelPierreFritzTangaroaMauiTangaroa-RuPeleRongoNgendeiHina KuluuaOrange Bird
Original Characters
Maxwell KeepMelody KeepArthur KeepEllen KeepRoland KeepReaper KingChimeraFyeChairman IllocrantSingularAbigail BullionCapricious HarmonySparkDoubtfinderDanny CroweSaoirse Bullion-O'Callaghan
Concepts
Museum of the WeirdJourney Into ImaginationBig Thunder Mountain RailroadThe Haunted MansionMatterhorn BobsledsThe Enchanted Tiki RoomThe Western River ExpeditionSpaceship Earth Journey Into Your Imagination With Figment
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