In Hawaiian mythology, the story of the ʻŌhiʻa tree and Lehua flower begins with two young lovers, ʻŌhiʻa and Lehua. The handsome ʻŌhi'a caught the eye of Pele, the volcano goddess, but ʻŌhiʻa turned down Pele's advances. Jealous and enraged, Pele transformed him into a tree, separating him from his true love, Lehua.
Unable to be with her lover, Lehua was heartbroken. Other gods felt sorry for her and attempted to reverse the curse, but none could. To reunite them, the gods transformed her into a vibrant blossom on the tree of her lover. Today, you can watch the story unfold with the ʻŌhiʻa tree and the blooming Lehua flower.
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