pele, by the way, is often given credit for coining the phrase O Jogo Bonito—the Beautiful Game.
In Hawaiian mythology, pele was the goddess of volcanoes, and she and her numerous family formed a class of deities by themselves.
The goddess pele has resigned the foreigner in discouragement.
It is two thousand feet above the sea; and pele, although looming high over it, looks a trifle less lofty now.
This is called by the natives pele's hair, after the name of their goddess.
But it has occasionally happened that pele gave no such friendly signal before the river rose: thus lives have been lost.
She turned to her followers, and said: 'I do not believe in pele!
No response came to her defiance, she descended in safety, and faith in pele's power was widely shaken.
They wear their girdles of cloud, though pele is naked to-day.
Nothing of the sort was seen here, and yet pele's hair was seen forming in great abundance.
"to strip off," developed from Old English pilian "to peel, skin, decorticate, strip the skin or ring," and Old French pillier, both from Latin pilare "to strip of hair," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)). Probably also influenced by Latin pellis "skin, hide." Related: Peeled; peeling. Figurative expression keep (one's) eyes peeled be observant, be on the alert" is from 1853, American English.
piece of rind or skin, 1580s, from earlier pill, pile (late 14c.), from peel (v.)).
"shovel-shaped instrument" used by bakers, etc., c.1400, from Old French pele (Modern French pelle) "shovel," from Latin pala "spade, shovel, baker's peel," of unknown origin.