- in Polynesian mythology, the first man, or the god who creates him
- in Polynesia, a representation of an ancestor, god, etc., often a small sculptured figure worn as an amulet
Origin of TikiPolynesian: probably ; from Maori
- Tiki Mythology A male figure in Polynesian myth, sometimes identified as the first man.
- A wooden or stone image of a Polynesian god.
- A Maori figurine representing an ancestor, often intricately carved from greenstone and worn about the neck as a talisman.
Of or relating to a decorative style characterized by bamboo, palm fronds, tiki figures, and other popular representations of Polynesian culture.
Origin of tikiMaori.
From Maori tiki.