OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

AKU-AKU

Oceanic Ancestral Spirits

Spirits of the Dead

As their Supreme God MAKE-MAKE was somewhat unreachable, the ancient inhabitants of Easter Island also practiced ancestor worship, turning to the spirits of their forefathers for guidance.

Many of the famous MOAI statues are probably representations of great-great-great-grandfathers. But information is scarce and the AKU-AKU are as elusive as everything else on Easter Island.

They probably retired a long time ago and now live a quiet life — except during the tourist season.

AKU-AKU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AKU-AKU
Area or people : Rapanui people of Easter Island
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Both male and female
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Ancestors and Ancestral Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3463

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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "AKU-AKU: Spirits of Ancestors from Oceanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 July 2014.

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