The Hawaiian Honu, Bearer of Wisdom and Good Luck – The Hawaiian Honu (sea turtle) represents longevity, safety and Mana (spiritual energy). Native Hawaiians consider her the bearer of good luck and peace. Many Hawaiians worship the Honu as their ‘aumakua or ancestral spirit guide whose wisdom protects and leads them throughout their lives.
The Honu is honored for the wisdom that comes with age. It is believed that it can live up to 80 years. Sea turtles have evolved about 180 million years ago, long before the Hawaiian Islands were formed. They are one of the few ancient species who outlived the dinosaurs.
Punalu’u Black sands Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is the sanctuary of the sacred sea turtles. It is the feeding ground for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu) and the nesting ground for the Hawaiian Hawksbill Turtle (Honu`ea). Both species are seriously endangered due to increasing coastal development, illegal hunting, toxic runoffs, and many other issues. Much effort has been made to save these ancient creatures from extinction.
The sea turtle is the only indigenous reptile of Hawaii and has become a significant symbol of the islands. The word for land in the Hawaiian language is ‘aina honua. Native Hawaiian’s deep love and respect for the Honu is revealed in their mythology, petroglyphs, and artwork.
My deep respect for the ancient wisdom of the Honu inspired the creation of Honu Keiki, the Turtle Child.
Surrounded by his Ohana’s (family’s) Aloha (love), Honu Keiki lies contently in his coconut cradle sucking on his thumb. The deep inner knowing that he is always taken care of fills him with trust and love.
Honu Keiki is named after his Aumakua (Guardian Spirit), the Hawaiian Sea Turtle. The little green Turtle in his coconut cradle has become his constant companion and closest friend. Together they rejoice in the Mana of peace and happiness that surrounds them.
Honu Keiki is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of the Turtle. The Hawaiian Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck.
Allow the Honu’s wisdom to embrace you and guide you on your quest…