Honu 1 Mana Necklace
These honu or turtle necklaces are one of my best sellers because the honu is extremely popular to the locals here in the islands. Beautiful tribal carvings bring powerful mana to the wearer.
Honu of Ancient and Modern Hawai`i: The Honu is the Hawaiian symbol of longevity, peace, humility, fertility and the spirit within. The honu is considered a symbol of the island (the word for land is 'Aina honua). They have a saying "land is like a turtle, as it moves on", meaning that it passes slowly but inexorably from owner to heir. The honu are featured in Hawaiian mythology, petroglyphs and as 'aumakua (personal family gods).
An 'aumakua could manifest itself in varying forms such as a shark, a sea turtle, a hawk, a lizard, a pueo (owl) or any other animal, plant or mineral. Members of the family were said to recognize their 'aumakua, no matter what form it chose, whether it be an insect on land or a crab in the ocean the following day. The ancestral god might appear in a dream to furnish guidance or spiritual strength in difficult times. When a fisherman or craftsman was especially successful, credit was often given to his 'aumakua for intervening with the principal gods to impart the Mana (Spiritual Power) that enabled an earthly being to develop such skill. Many a canoe paddler has told of being lost or in danger between the islands, only to be guided by his Honu 'aumakua to a safe landing.
The turtle is a revered symbol throughout Polynesia, depicting the wisdom that comes with age and the wanderer or traveler. It is said to represent a very wise person with a love for the sea and a passion for traveling and exploring the wonders of the world. It is also like the Albatross in that its skill in navigating the wide ocean is legendary.