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AKU-AKU

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.

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Article last updated on 05 December 2004
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT 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
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 308

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