The Hei Tiki

The Hei Tiki

Uncover hidden superstitions meanings

So maybe you fancy a hen tiki necklace or even a tattoo. And, your here to understand more about this amazing amulet.

The Hei-Tiki amulet is used by the Maoris of New Zealand. It is carve in jade, the sacred stone of the natives.Worn as a neck ornament for good luck, and to protect from witch craft and evil spirits. These charms are regarded as valuable heirlooms, and are carefully handed down from father to son, as the talisman was believed to possess all the good qualities and virtues of their forefathers. The Hei-Tiki is a curious and distorted representation of the human figure in the attitude of listening, the head leaning on the shoulder.

What is the hie-tiki amulets? Basically these were popular in England and is made from a stone known as nephrite or bowenite which is from New Zealand. In ancient times the heir tiki were often carried down from generation to generation and were worn by people who had nobility. The amulet was normally high polished and sculptured. These stones are normally worn by those living in New Zealand and often the wood carvings of the heir-tiki would be associated with protecting a certain place. The legend is that the man Maori created this in order to present a goddess of fertility and childbirth.

What does the hei tiki mean as a tattoo?

This is basically a symbol of the god Polynesia. The amulet is suppose to be associated with rebirth - in the shape of a human fetes. The head is bent over to one side as outlined in the above image. The stone is always green representing grounding. This is normally worn by women as a necklace but has become a popular tattoo to indicate protection from magical work and also health and vitality.

By Florance Saul
Nov 22, 2012