A horrifying lava formation in the Iji Islands that looks very much like a screaming child.
A Molten MythThe tale behind the landmark suggests that this was a harsh lesson taught by the fiery octopus deity, Gurita, to punish the child for breaking many of the tenets of Guritism. The story goes that a mother brought her child to the slopes of the volcano to seek forgiveness, but the misbehaving child thrashed about violently, punching and kicking the whole way. So, Gurita used infernal heat to magnify the child into a monstrous size, then proceeded to wash them off of the island with a torrent of lava. The lava engulfed the screaming child, who became encrusted in volcanic rock. A lifelong lesson and warning to future generations of children to be well behaved and listen to the teachings of Guritism or risk evoking Gurita's wrath.
Isle of Gurita
The active volcano in The Iji Islands, home to an angry molten octopus deity.