“(tee-kee) From Tiki Mythology. A male figure in Polynesian myth, sometimes identified as the first man. A wooden or stone image of a Polynesian God. A Maori figurine representing an ancestor, often intricately carved from greenstone and worn about the neck as a talisman.

The people of Polynesia claim they are descended from a white chief god named “Tiki”,

the son of the sun.

Each Polynesian island group had their own spiritual figure to worship.

They stand guard with their menacing expressions and scary open mouths to ward off evil, and bring good luck and fertility.

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