Dakuwanga Fijian bead
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Dakuwanga Fijian silver bead with black spinel crystals
Introducing the Dakuwanga Fijian Silver Bead with Black Spinel Crystals, a beautiful and stylish piece of jewelry inspired by Fijian mythology. This bead is crafted from sterling silver and features intricate ethnic designs, capturing the essence of Dakuwanga, the shark-god in Fijian mythology. Adorned with black spinel crystals adding a touch of elegance and sophistication, making it a truly unique piece.
The bead is designed with attention to detail, making it a true work of art. The intricate designs are meant to evoke the spirit of Dakuwanga, the powerful and respected god, who is greatly respected by fishermen for his ability to protect them from any danger at sea.
This bead is compatible with all major brand bracelets, including Pandora, Trollbeads, Chamilia, and Biagi, so you can easily add it to your existing charm bracelet. It's a perfect way to personalize your bracelet and add a touch of Fijian culture to your jewelry collection.
Not only is it a beautiful accessory, but also a way to connect with the cultural heritage of the Fijian people, this bead is a perfect gift for yourself or someone special, who appreciate the significance of Dakuwanga and the Fijian culture. Wearing this bead is a fashionable way to celebrate and preserve Fijian culture, and to honor this important figure who holds an important place in their heritage.
Materials: 925 Sterling silver, 28 black spinel crystals
Weight: 3.4 g
Size: 10.25x11.09 mm, hole size - 4.5 mm
In Fijian mythology, Dakuwanga is a shark-god who was greatly respected by fishermen. He is believed to protect them from any danger at sea, ensuring a safe and bountiful harvest for those who appease him. Dakuwanga is often depicted as a powerful and muscular Fijian man with the upper torso of a shark. This unique hybrid form is said to symbolize the god’s strength and connection to the sea.
In traditional Fijian culture, fishermen would perform rituals and offer sacrifices to Dakuwanga before embarking on a fishing trip. The god’s image was also sometimes carved into the prows of fishing boats, to serve as a protective talisman for the sailors.
In addition to his protective qualities, Dakuwanga is also said to possess the ability to change shape into anything he wishes. This ability to transform gives him a certain level of unpredictability and makes him all the more feared and respected.
Despite being respected and worshiped as a god in ancient Fijian culture, modern Fijians may not hold the same belief, but the stories and the depiction of Dakuwanga is still a reminder of the importance of the sea and the fishing to the island nation, and of the vital role that religion and spirituality played in everyday life for many Fijians in the past.
Dakuwanga serves as a reminder of the deep connection that the Fijian people have with the sea, and of their belief in the power of the gods to protect and provide for them. Even though the worship of Dakuwanga may not be practiced today, the god remains an important figure in Fijian folklore and cultural heritage.