This article is the story of the amulet pdf the large Polynesian carvings in humanoid form. They often serve to mark the boundaries of sacred or significant sites. Usually her name is Hine-ahu-one.

In other legends, Tāne makes the first man Tiki, then makes a wife for him. Tāne then makes the first woman. In fact, Tiki is strongly associated with the origin of the reproductive act. In one story of Tiki among the many variants, Tiki was lonely and craved company. One day, seeing his reflection in a pool, he thought he had found a companion, and dove into the pool to seize it.

The image shattered and Tiki was disappointed. He fell asleep and when he awoke he saw the reflection again. He covered the pool with earth and it gave birth to a woman. His body was made by mixing red earth with saliva. He was made in the shape of Kāne, who carried the earth from which the man was made from the four corners of the world.

Kāne made the first man, and he too made a man, but could not bring him to life. I will take your man, and he will die. In one legend Atea and his wife created people. Tiki is the guardian of the entrance to Avaiki, the underworld. Offerings were made to him as gifts for the departing soul of someone who is dying. Tiki is a woman, the sister of Veetini, the first person to die a natural death.

Jo Anne Van Tilburg of the Easter Island Statue Project at UCLA says that the first stone statues originated on Rapa Nui, although oral traditions do not support this and hers is just an opinion. In this story, Tiki-tohua was an egg produced by Hine-ahu-one, a woman made by Tāne to be his wife. This page was last edited on 22 January 2018, at 19:32. I need to embed a PDF document inside an HTML page. The PDF is dynamically generated, i. 35a7 7 0 1 1 1. 9 2 2 2h16a2 2 0 0 0 2-2v-4.