Thank you to Miss Samoa Latafale Auvaa for stopping by to say hello. Wishing you all the best on your new journey representing Samoa to the world and also best of luck with your studies! Also pictured is the Miss Samoa Crown made from Samoan Native Shell. #misssamoa #janetssamoa
GALU – The 3 Elements
The GALU Logo was inspired by 3 important elements in Samoan and Polynesian Mythology and Culture – The Wave (GALU), the Stingray (FAI) and the Hook (MATAU).
The first element is the ‘Galu’ or the Ocean Wave. The Ocean wave represents the dynamic power of nature. It also represents the cyclical nature of things (circle of life). It was the current and the waves (and understanding of these forces) that allowed the first Pacific people’s to settle the Pacific. A wave is merely the transference of energy from one point to another. A wave is nature’s expression of energy. Exploration is the Pacific people’s expression of this idea.
The Second Element is ‘Fai’ or Stingray. This element represents the beauty of Tagaloa’s (God & Nature) Creations. The creatures of the Ocean give to the Pacific people both nourishment and was a source of creation beliefs in Pacific mythology.
The final element is the ‘Matau’ or The Hook. The Hook is a symbol of Man’s ingenuity and skill in mastering his environment and providing for his family. The hook symbolises authority and the daring of a people to survive in the largest expanse of Ocean in the world.
These three elements make up GALU.