OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

The Gods of Polynesia and the South Seas

MOKO

Picture of MOKO from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Oceanic Protection Spirit

Also known as MON-MOKO

Lizard Guardians — or rather Guardian Lizards

The original MOKO is partly man in appearance and has human descendants. He seems to lounge around a lot and could be the first lounge lizard.

On Easter Island, every dwelling has a MOKO spirit to protect it. You hang them in pairs from your doorway. They are carved in volcanic stone — very handy as a club when the burglars call.

MOKO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MOKO
Area or people : Mangaian, Easter Island, Cook Islands
Location : the Pacific Islands
Gender : Male
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Protection
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MON-MOKO
Popularity index : 2510

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Article last updated on 27 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. "MOKO: Spirit of Protection from Oceanic mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Jan. 2014. Web. 25 July 2014.

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