Volcanic eruption products are attributed to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. Her hair and tears form from lava bubbles in the wind.
Hart Island is New York City’s “potters field” where one million of the poor, unclaimed, or unidentified dead are buried. Islands, however, are not great places for burial due to high water tables and erosion. Strong storms in the past few years have eaten away at the land and exposed skeletal remains.