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Tiki

by Sett Moon
A Tiki is a carving shaped to resemble a god or spirit. Tikis are known throughout the South Pacific and Hawaiian islands mainly, but all seem to share the same purpose. Tikis are said to house spirits; each Tiki contains in it it's very own spirit. No two spirits are alike.

In earlier times, Maori women used to wear a phallus-shaped charm round their necks, called tiki, to protect them against barrenness.


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