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The Tiki Gods are a group of deities depicted in Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.


Description[]

The Tiki Gods are the protectors of the Enchanted Tiki Room and the birds, flowers and minor idols that reside within. Many of them are based on actual deities from Hawaiian, Maori, and Polynesian cultures while some are purely original.

Deities[]

Enchanted Tiki Garden[]

Image Name Description Appearances
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Maui Maui is a folklore hero. He performed many acts of greatness to help humanity. He restrained the sun with a net to control its movement, giving the people time. The mascot of the Polynesian Resort is a depiction of Maui. Cards were once handed out explaining his history and significance to Polynesian culture. This distinction has been lost over the years, until the character was recently brought back into prominence with a new statue in the lobby. Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room


Main Street, U.S.A.


Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

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Koro The Midnight Dancer. Under his spell, the people learned to dance.
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Rongo Rongo is the god of agriculture and cultivated foods. He also flew the first kite.
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Pele Goddess of fire and volcanoes, and the creator of the Hawaiian islands.
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Ngendei Ngendei is the the creator of all of the gods and goddesses. He balances the Earth.
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Tangaroa-ru Goddess of the east winds, which brings the rains.
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Hina Kuluua The goddess of rain, who travels with Tangaroa-ru. Her daughter, Hina, is the mother of Maui.
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Tangaroa Father of all gods and goddesses. He is depicted as a tree, where new life is born every spring.
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Uti Uti is the goddess of fishing. She was originally shown perched overtop of the entrance to the Tiki Room/Tiki Juice Bar alongside the Barker Bird and sitting in a canoe. Due to wood-rot, this part of the building collapsed and was never re-integrated. Uti's statue can still be found at the Polynesian resort.

Other[]

Image Name Description Appearances ces
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Big Kahuna The birds in Aloha E Komo Mai! feared Big Kahuna, who was impeding on their show. It turned out to be Stitch playing a trick on them.
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Citrikua Citrikua is the God of Health, a fictitious god created when the Tropical Serenade was sponsored by the Florida Citrus Growers. Claude and Clyde Birdbrain are perched upon them.
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Uh-Oa Uh-Oa is the goddess of disaster created for The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management. She was summoned when Iago disrespected the Tiki gods, and punished him for it. She currently sits on a wall at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at the Polynesian Resort.

In other media[]

Image Name Description Appearances
Kapu Kapu is a god of destruction that appears in the Tales from Adventureland book series that takes the form of a flesh eating giant. In ancient times, he was sealed away in the Hawaiian volcano of Nanea by his brother Kane and the Menehune, with the Pailina Pendant around his neck keeping him asleep. After being awakened by Professor Phink and subsequently devouring him, he rampages his way to Honolulu before the Jungle Explorers' Society is able to get the help of the Menehune to summon Kane to defeat Kapu again.

Appearances[]

Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room[]

Most of the deities appear in the queue of the original Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland. The statues animate and come to life, as they speak. They tell guests of their stories and positions in the Polynesian pantheon.

Disney's Polynesian Resort[]

scattered around the Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto[]

Uh-Oa appears in this bar with a drink named after her. When it is bought, the cast-members begin chanting her name as a thunderstorm erupts from the windows and spray spritzes guests inside the building. This climaxes with Uh-Oa's figure lighting up and announcing, "If you mess with Polynesia, the Tiki Gods will squeeze ya!".

Tahitian Terrace[]

They can also be seen at the Tahitian Terace at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar (Disneyland Hotel)[]

The tiki gods have figures with glowing eyes which ornate the levers for the drink taps at this bar. Additionally, Sam has an idol of Uti perched up beside his Paradise Falls tip bottle.

Professor Porter’s Trading Post[]

Several of the Tiki Gods from the Enchanted Tiki Room are on the shelves of this shop run by Prof. Archimedes Q. Porter from Tarzan.

Other Appearances[]

Disney Kingdoms[]

Tangaroa narrates the story, as an observer. They can be seen walking around throughout the comic, as if their statues had come to life. They were depicted in the variant covers, and Pele appeared on the cover of Issue #1 - though it mistakes Tangaroa-Ru for Hina Kuluua.

Tales from Adventureland[]

The Tiki God sculptures within the Enchanted Tiki Room's lanai gardens are depicted as being part of a security system created by Jungle Explorers' Society agents Sherman, Burns, Bruns and Boag, designed to "come to life" to frighten any superstitious poachers that might come after the rare Akamai birds within, as well as protect one of the keys leading to Kapu's lair.

Trivia[]

  • The god Maui notably appears in the Disney film Moana (2016) as a supporting character. It very much appears to be an alternate continuity version of the figure.
  • The name of Citrikua is noticeably fictional as there is no, "S" sound in the Polynesian dialect.
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