Aloha this is a Hawaian fish hook called Macau. Nowadays worn as a symbol for a succesfull future and health.
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The meaning of the fish hook to the Hawaiian culture
To the Hawaiian the meaning of the fish hook pendant came from the extraordinary respect Hawaiians have had for the ocean, which has provided sustenance and enabled travel. Hawaiian Life details the history of the Macau, as this pendant is called in Hawaii. Initially, the Macau was put to practical use in fishing. It is now frequently worn around the neck for its symbolic power and perceived benefits.
Fish hooks were used by island men and women to catch and gut fish, as well as catching and preparing other types of food. The main function for fish hooks today is to wish someone a successful future or good health. They are also used, of course, simply for adornment.
The symbolism and value the fish hook presents spread all over the Pacific Ocean cultures.
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