Poli’ahu is cloaked in a mantle of snow and ice. Her home is the snow capped Mauna Kea. Many legends of Poli’ahu illustrate her ongoing conflict(s) with her arch rival, Pele. The contrast between the two is natural. Poli’ahu atop the cold, snow and ice covered Mauna Kea directly facing off against the fiery volcanic peaks of Pele’s home on Kilauea. Poil’ahu is cold and aloof and Pele is hot tempered and profound. Both women are stunningly beautiful as are the mountains they inhabit.
via (2) Mikilani Young.