Travel The Easter Island Tiki,Ester Island Tourist Attractions

Moai are huge human figures carved in stone between 1250 and 1500 in Easter Island, a Polynesian island several hundred miles off the coast of Chile.
Many myths and legends are attached to the ancient cultures of Polynesia, including the culture of Easter Island Moai, tiki gods and found elsewhere in Polynesia. Many apply "Tiki" the term to any human figures carved native of Polynesia. In fact, the Moai are often referred to as the "Easter Island Tikis" because of the stylistic similarities between these figures and the tiki found elsewhere in Polynesia.
As found in U.S. popular culture Tiki combines elements that are actually in different cultures, including Hawaiian, Polynesian Maori, New Zealand, and the culture of Easter Island. Many do not realize that tiki culture has roots as varied. In the United States, these different cultures have blended into popular culture tiki. However, when visiting the islands, the differences become apparent.
The heads of large size of the Moai is often confused with tiki gods elsewhere in Polynesia, due to its minimalist style. Both sculptures Tiki Moai and portray human faces or humanoid forms, often with a very small body size if at all. Like the tiki figures, the Moai have relatively flat faces and large heads and elongated compared to their bodies. As in the popular images tiki, the Easter Island Moai are large and broad nose.

Images of carved wood and stone have been created throughout Polynesia as early as 1500 BC. Over time, it became the style varies among the different islands of the region. This, perhaps, accounts for small stylistic differences between the Moai figures of New Zealand and tiki carvings found on other islands.
There are certainly many superficial similarities between the two types of sizes, but what about the symbolism? In many islands, the myth of Tiki is connected to a legend about the first man. Later, tiki statues became not only representations of this first man, but also other spiritual symbols such as tiki gods. Moai represent the faces of the powerful life of former chiefs, ancestral spirits and mythological beings. It has been argued that the Moai statues, carved in the form of gods, went to the house of the spirits of the gods. For many similarities between the legends of the creation of monolithic Moai heads and Tiki statues.
This popular tourist attractions are considered a remarkable achievement, like the pyramids of Egypt. The highest of the moai on the island, known as Paro, is over 30 feet tall and weighs 75 tons. It is believed that there was once more than 900 of these statues of great size. Today, the Moai groups still exist in various places around the island. Many are in the Polynesian ceremonial sites known as Marae. Worldwide the Polynesian tiki both moai and traditions evolved in these sites Marae. Both Moai tiki statues and were used to mark the boundaries of sacred sites. One of these places on Easter Island or Rapa Nui, is the location of a famous example of Moai stone figures in a ring.


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