Meet Lono, our family Tiki. Lono watches over us from a vantage point in the living room, surounded by family photos and totemic objects. He is decorated with shell leis from Maui, and a gold champagne-glass ornament from a bottle of Mumm DVX.
[Link] Lono, usually called Lono-makua(Father Lono) was the most humane of the three primary akua. He cared for the crops, maturation, fertility, forgiveness, healing, and other life-sustaining aspects of life. Hawaiian legends tell of Lono appearing to the people many hundreds of years ago and promising to return someday. Captain James Cook was mistakenly identified as Lono when he arrived in the Islands because of these verbal traditions.