Lono Fertility Tiki 48" - Hawaii Museum Replica - Hawaiian Heritage

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Lono Fertility Tiki 48" - Hawaii Museum Replica - Hawaiian Heritage
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Lono was the god of fertility. Bestowing offspring on man kind and who was said to come down in rain to make crops grow. One of the favorites of the major Tiki gods.

ORIGINAL: British Museum, London

Provenance: Rarotonga, Cook Islands

This tiki Lono measures 48 inches, made out of solid wood. This Tiki features three carved human figures on its chest and additional carvings on both arms, as you can see from the picture, being the god of fertility...it is well "equiped".

This is a beautiful piece of art! These Tiki was carved with great attention to details.

Madam Pele, Queen of Fire

She was the daughter of the Earth Goddess Haumea and dwells in the Kilauea volcano. This wild and fiery goddess is widely venerated in Hawaii and other parts of Polynesia. When eruptions threaten towns it is thought that Pele is angry. Her volcanoes are both destroyers and creators of the earth, since her flowing lava makes new land. Pele's husband, the Pig God Kamapua'a, is the inventor of agriculture. Notice the spouting "lava crest" of her comb headdress.

[adapted from a 19th cent. carved wood image, Museum of Man, Paris]

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