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Hei Matau means a 'fish hook' in Maori. The Maori people are primarily fishermen and the fish hook symbolizes prosperity, abundance, health and a good luck charm for safe travel over the seas, while also accentuating the close connection of the Maori with sea and fishing. It also represents the land of the Maori.

The symbols of a culture define it. Wisdom of the Maoris seeps through the symbols that represent their ethos. Here is a short introduction to Maori culture's intricate symbology.