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Ku or Kane
kolidra
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Joined: May 30, 2008
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From: Ontario Canada
Posted: 2008-05-30 4:39 pm   Permalink

Aloha again,

As being of Ukraine / Europe descent and born Canadian, I have to rely on the net for my Polynesian / Hawaiian knowledge. Excuse my ignorance from this point on. What is the main visual difference in carvings between Ku an Kane?

Mahalo,


 
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blindy the pirate
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Joined: Jan 21, 2008
Posts: 160
From: Tallahassee FL
Posted: 2008-05-31 06:51 am   Permalink

Figuring that it wouldn't be too hard to respond to your question, I've been searching Google and can see your dilemma. There is a lot of informative pages of tiki god history like this one:
http://www.mythichawaii.com/tiki-gods.htm

But when it comes to pictures, the names and labeling get all screwy.

I'm far from an expert, but most Ku's have a headdress that is similar to this:



Trying to find a good Kane on the interwebs is harder to find. He has a headdress that is very similar to a Lono. But for a intensive purposes, he looks like this:



Spend some time looking around Tiki Central. There is a lot of talented people and great information that can help you out.


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Toataiaha
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Joined: May 26, 2008
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From: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu
Posted: 2008-05-31 07:13 am   Permalink

Kia ora Kolidra .

Kane , Tane here in NZ , is the Guardian (god) of the Forests .


Ku-kaili-moku , or Tu-mata-uenga in NZ , is the Guardian of War .

Thats the short version ,
here is the long one

http://www.janeresture.com/polynesia_myths/hawaii.htm

I would hazard a guess , that the depiction depends on the particular portfolio that you want to portray . And they seem each have a few each
cheers ,

Na Jock

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kolidra
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Joined: May 30, 2008
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From: Ontario Canada
Posted: 2008-05-31 6:36 pm   Permalink

Here is the wood. there is no paint involved.....could it be a Siamese cassia?



 
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