Manaia

Manaia

For Maoris the Manaia was a mythical bird-like creature. This protecting spirit and a messenger from the gods, hence the resemblance to the bird. This stylized symbol is mostly seen as an amulet, made from a type of Maori jade called Greenstone.

Nozedar Adele, The element encyclopaedia of secret signs and symbols, 2008, Manaia, p 135

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