Another deity believed to be behind the Kilauea eruptions
Over the course of the Kilauea Eruption, one name has been associated with these eruptions, Pele. But is what's being done here in lower Puna actually her doing?
Some residents believe this lava to be the work of another deity who came long before the Goddess of fire.
"She's about creation. She's about procreation. She's about the creation of land," said Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua.
She is Pele. The fire Goddess associated with lava in Hawaii.
The question remains is she is only one who carries the flame?
"Myself myself and some of the people that were with me the first day through that whole time been there every day every Fissure the next to it been there to experience it it's not a girl it's not a female," said Pahoa resident Ikaika Marzo.
There's speculation surrounding the Leilani Estates eruption, beliefs of some are changing.
Beliefs that this flow is the work of another Hawaiian deity known as Ai La'au.
"Ai Laau from what I understand basically stepped aside for this younger more vivacious volcano goddess and he decided to go into retirement sort of he was tired he wanted to go down into the depths and slumber," Hawaii County Councilmember Eileen O'Hara said.
"A lot of his legends and all that came and went with the old timers so when they passed away they took them with them," Marzo said.
Some are now trying to uncover those stories as the search for a name for Fissure 8 is underway and the legends could become a deciding factor.
"Naming is not something that you want to rush and so there's a lot of characteristics in this particular event which are still playing out," O'Hara said.
"I don't see different energy coming out of this particular thing. I'm actually seeing words and texts and chant coming to life," Kumu Kalua said.