Tales of the Pacific
Introducing the Tales of the Pacific Beads Collection, featuring an array of stunning Polynesian beads inspired by the myths and legends of Maori, Hawaiian, and Fijian cultures. These beads are a perfect way to bring a touch of the ancient Pacific to your charm bracelet and connect with the cultural heritage of the Pacific islanders.
The collection includes the bead of Tangaroa, a significant god in Maori mythology, who is known as the god of the sea and the father of many sea creatures. He is sometimes depicted as a whale and is believed to have created the oceans and seas. This bead is a tribute to the god who holds a special place in the hearts of the Maori people.
The bead of Namaka is inspired by the sea goddess in Hawaiian mythology. Known as the goddess of the sea, Namaka was believed to be responsible for the waves and the ocean’s power. The bead is a representation of the goddess and her connection to the sea.
The bead of Tiki-kapakapa is based on the progenitor of fish in Maori tradition. He is one of the manifestations of Tiki, the first man, and is associated with the creation of fish. This bead is a tribute to the god who holds an important place in the cultural heritage of the Maori people.
The bead of Dakuwanga is based on the shark-god in Fijian mythology. He is greatly respected by fishermen as he is believed to protect them from any danger at sea. Dakuwanga can also change shape into anything, but his true form is that of a muscular Fijian man with the upper torso of a shark. This bead is a representation of the god who holds an important place in the cultural heritage of the Fijian people.
The bead of Tinirau, is a guardian of fish in Polynesian mythology, which stories about him are found throughout the islands of Polynesia. He has a dual nature; one destructive as the guardian of sharks, and one a kind, handsome male youth; in some traditions, his right side is human, and his left side is a fish. Tinirau has alternate names in the various Polynesian languages like Kinilau, Sinilau, Tigilau, and Tinilau. This bead is a representation of the god who holds an important place in the cultural heritage of the Polynesian people.
The bead of Daucina, The Torchbearer, is based on the great god of seafaring in Fijian mythology. He is said to roam the coral reefs with a hood on since his toddler days. This bead is a representation of the god who holds an important place in the cultural heritage of the Fijian people.
The bead of Kamohoalii is inspired by the shark god in Hawaiian mythology. He is said to have guided the ships of the original inhabitants of Hawaii from the mainland to their island home. Kamohoalii had the power to take on the form of any fish. This bead is a representation of the god who holds an important place in the cultural heritage of the Hawaiian people.
These beads are made of sterling silver and feature intricate ethnic designs, adorned with spinel, Swarovski crystals, and cubic zirconia. They are compatible with all major brand charm bracelets, including Pandora, Trollbeads, Chamilia, and Biagi.
With your purchase, you will be supporting marine conservation as the shop donates 10% of its revenue to Manta Trust. These beads are not only a beautiful accessory but also a way to preserve the cultural heritage of the Pacific islanders by increasing the awareness of their culture and traditions, and give back to the environment.