According to the myth, Pele is the daughter of Tame, leader of the Kahunas or Polynesian Gods, and Haumea, which lived once on Earth, until they were forced to march to his celestial kingdom of Hawaiki by the Celestial ones. Pele and her sister Namaka competed by the right to become Gods, this rivalry was accentuated by the fact that Pele seduced the lover of her sister.[citation needed]

The ferocious fight that was fought between both sisters, caused the creation of the islands of Hawaii from extracted volcanic Earth rock. In the course of the battle, Pele was assassinated by her sister, but Tame revived her and turned her into a goddess. Furious, Namaka sent a series of spells that tied the mortal heart of her sister to the island of Kilauea, so that Pele could not leave.[citation needed]

In recent times, Pele, disguised as the mutant Namaka, attracted X-Force to the island, for the mutant heroes to help her recover her mortal heart. Namaka nevertheless, wishing to prevent her sister from freeing herself, sent the Lava Men to fight against the mutants, who prevailed and recovered the heart of Pele, allowing the goddess to march to her father's celestial kingdom.[citation needed]


Pele possesses the various superhuman abilities common to the Hawaiian Gods.

Shapeshifting: Pele also possesses vast shapeshifting abilities, the full extent of which aren't known. She has been known to appear as both a beautiful young woman as well as an extremely elderly woman. She can also take the shape of inanimate objects or even as a fire spirit. At will, Pele can also grow in size, up to heights of at least 20 feet.[citation needed]

By accumulating high levels of infernal mana, Pele can control fire and magma, and project intense heat.[3]

Strength level

Presumably the strength of an average goddess, about 10 tons.[3]

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