Beautifully coloured New Zealand Fuchsite Aotea Stone Niho or Tooth. Carved by Dean Taylor.
Taniwha when honoured and respected can be powerful protective guardians not only of people but places as well. With the ability to shapeshift, in the water they could be sharks, giant squids while on land could be dragon like creatures. These kaitiaki (guardians) live in depths of the rivers and sea often where dangerous currents are. They form a connection between the physical world and the spiritual world, ancestors. Pounamu or Greenstone is regarded as a stone sacred to the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. As a Taonga -meaning treasured, and it should be worn with respect and pride. Pounamu is a gift from the heart.
Also known as Hine Aotea this beautiful stone from South Westland area of the South Island of New Zealand is a blend of Blue Kyanite, Fuchsite and Quartz. Is said to be a stone of Devine Feminine energy bringing a deep sense of peace and tranquillity to the wearer.