March 22 09:37 AM
Simple…they’re afraid of the volcano-goddess. Park rangers at Mount Kilauea in Hawaii explain that tourists have always swiped chunks of rock from the slopes of the still-active volcano as souvenirs. But a few years ago, a rumor got started that Pele, the native goddess of fire, molten rock and forest-eating, put a hex on cinder-swipers.
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