OCEANIC MYTHOLOGY

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MOKO

Picture of the Oceanic Protection Spirit MOKO from our Oceanic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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 : 2711

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Article last updated on 27 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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