Tag: Tiki Gods

Sacred Symbols and Ancient Lore: Discover the Unique Stories Behind Different Tiki Gods in Polynesian Mythology

Polynesian mythology is a fascinating and diverse collection of stories, legends, and beliefs that have been passed down through generations, shaping the cultural identity of the people who inhabit the Polynesian islands. These islands stretch across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean and include the Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti, among many …

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Is the Tiki Kitsch Craze Innocent Fun or Exploitation of Culture?

When Trader Vic invented his now famous Tiki cocktails in fun whimsical Tiki head souvenir glasses with curly straws and tons of rum, there was not any thought as to sensitivity to the Hawaiian culture that might exist if it were today. Think of it like this. What if a bar were started with a …

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