The Importance of Samoan and Pacific Symbols – The Legacy of the Lapita People – Samoan Tattoo, Carvings and Artwork

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Motifs in Samoan Tatau (Traditional Tattooing) can be traced back to 1500 BC to the very origin of the Polynesian peoples and their ancestors the Lapita.

Detailed and decorated pottery called Lapita pottery found throughout sites in the South Pacific carried distinctive motifs and art forms which detailed the migration path of the first Pacific People’s who Journeyed out of Formosa (Modern Day Taiwan) thousands of miles across Land and Ocean. Continue reading

Samoan Legends of Wrestling – The Anoa’i and Maivia Family

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This weekend will see the 30th instalment of WWE’s Wrestlemania. The event is a milestone in the industry of Sports Entertainment and Professional Wrestling, a billion dollar business. And a big part of the industries global success in the past 30 years (and even before that) has been the elevation of Pacific Island and Samoan Stars.

These wrestling stars include such people as The Rock, Roman Reigns, Rikishi, The Usos, Yokozuna, Umaga, The Wild Samoans and Peter Maivia. All of whom you may already be familiar with. However Continue reading