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Jan 30

5:15 p.m. @ Department of Anthropology and Geography

Amanda Todd, teaching associate in the Department of Anthropology and Geography, will present a lecture on the landscapes and mythology of Hawaii. Her presentation will cover topics such as the recent lava flows from fissure 8 in
Hawaii as well as the mythology and oli (chants) related to the fire goddess Pele’s past and present activity in the area and the building of the astronomical research facilities on the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea. Todd will discuss prominent goddesses of Hawaiian mythology such as the snow goddess Poli’ahu and the goddess of hula, Laka. She will also discuss her connections to Hawaii’s forests and how Hawaiian ceremonies honor landscapes through the art of hula. 

Contact Edwards Recital Hall for additional information