Thanks to Professor WA for the seminar:
Interesting historical and cultural information:
According to ancient Hawaiian folk-lore, the quickest way to appease the volcano God, Pele, and quell the eruptions, is to make a human sacrifice into her fires. Also, according to tradition, the sacrifice needs to be a celebrated leader who was born in Hawaii and has held a powerful position in the past.
In a related news item:
Former President Obama announced he was actually born in Kenya and has a birth certificate to prove it.