Tiki Watches

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from; magrette.com/the-timepieces.php

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    1. A Tiki is a symbol of a fetus, they were very much in vogue in NZ during the 80’s (and before that) then everyone found out what it was, it rare to see anyone where one now.

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    2. Really?
      Thought Tiki was the first man?
      ohhh,
      … and sometimes Tiki is sometimes a penis! (No offence Tiki God, just saying what was on Wikipedia)

      Check Tiki on Wiki;
      “The term is also used in M?ori mythology where Tiki is the first man, created by … T?ne.”
      “In some traditions, Tiki is the penis of T?ne.”
      and
      “it is certain that Tiki… has a definite phallic significance”

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiki

      Tiki God can you clear this up please?
      Are you a “Man God”, “Penis God” or a “Baby God”??? ….. or do you just like cocktails?

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      • Maori Tiki…
        “hei tiki, small neck pendant in the form of a human fetus, used by the Maori of New Zealand as a fertility symbol. Usually carved of green nephrite or a jadelike stone called pounamu that is found along the western coast of the South Island, hei tikis normally are worn only by women. The object is believed to possess magical powers that increase as it is passed on from generation to generation. According to one idea, the hei tiki protects its wearer against the vengeful spirits of stillborn infants, who have been deprived of the chance to live. Another theory holds that the figure represents the Polynesian god Tiki, the creator of life.

        Hei tikis have been prized by European and American collectors for their beauty and elegance; but to the Maori the greatest value of these pendants lies in their possession of magical powers and in the prestige acquired from previous owners.”

        www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/259479/hei-tiki

        Do you live in New Zealand !?

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        • Nope not from NZ (but would love to go there).
          Honestly didn’t know about the Tiki being a fetus symbol, for years I just assumed it represented a god or spirit, then checked wikipedia to find out the above which I thought was funny.
          So tiki “usually” refers to the large carvings while hei-tiki refers to the pendents.
          Learn something new everyday!
          So are you into Maori culture or tiki cocktail drinking culture or both?

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