The first colonists arrived on Hawai´i probably in the years 800-1.000. Lacking a written history their nevertheless developed a rich oral tradition, inspired in part by past events. One of the most important stories involves the volcano goddess Pele and her youngest sister Hi'iaka.
Dana Hunter is compiling a list of Pioneering Women in the Geosciences, so here a name closely linked with the geology of the Dolomites. The Scottish Maria Matilda Ogilvie Gordon (1864-1939, the photo shows her in 1900, image in public domain), or simply May, was the oldest daughter of a clergy family with eight children, five boys and three girls.
Fig.1. Medieval engraving of a scala naturae showing the "ladder" concept. The words on the steps read (in translation): rocks, flame, plants, beasts, humans, heaven, angels, God. The scala naturae or great chain of being placed all natural objects in a supposedly divine order and can be traced back to Aristotelian philosophy.
„ Su le dentate scintillanti vette, salta il camoscio, tuona la valanga da' ghiacci immanirotolando per le selve scroscianti; ma da i silenzi de l'effuso azzurro esce nel sole l'aquila,e distende in tarde ruote digradanti il nero volo solenne."
" It was nearly noon when I arrived at the top of the ascent. For some time I sat upon the rock that overlooks the sea of ice. A mist covered both that and the surrounding mountains.
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