Tiki climbed the pancake rocks and trudged through the cabbage tree forests looking for other men. He found nothing but birds — kiwis, moas and harpagornis. He was lonely. His search continued. Tane, his father, made a woman to keep him company after seeing Tiki’s huge excitement at seeing himself reflected in a pool. Happily they wandered. Chaste. Tane despaired at his son’s inactivity. He wanted grandchildren. He made an eel which the woman found. Tiki became excited at his woman’s excitement, at her find.
That Danielle, is why the Tiki is a symbol of fertility. Tiki finally worked it out.
Word Count 100
The Tiki is common throughout Polynesia but in Maori mythology Tiki was the first man. The folk lore depends on the maori clan and the region of New Zealand and their are numerous variants. This is but one variant although not true to the original in entirety. We have © Douglas M. MacIlroy to thank for double daring us to look beyond the monster for this story today. Thank you to him for also supplying the photo prompt.
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