Maori Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of New Zealand

GODSTICKS

Maori information

Also known as Tiki-wananga, Whakapakoko rakau

Picture of the Maori information Godsticks from our Maori mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

An amazing Godly gadget

What you do is make a little effigy of your God on a pointy stick. Stick the point in the ground, and wrap string round the figure.

If when you pray you feel your God is not paying enough attention, pull the end of the string to make your God give a bit of a twirl. Neat eh? But careful not to make him dizzy.

These are protective idols representing Tiki in his role as the first man created by Tane.

We have one on the Godchecker mantelpiece and very effective he is too. No-one has attacked or robbed our mantelpiece since he has been there.

What’s more, he is quite happy to share the limited space with several other deities from different cultures.

Godsticks Facts and Figures

Name: Godsticks
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tiki-wananga, Whakapakoko rakau

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: information
Area or people: Maori people of Polynesia
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 258

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Article last revised on April 30, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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