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Daniel - Hammerhead shark

Added on June 18th, 2009

Daniel - Hammerhead shark

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Inspired by "Hammerhead shark"

Strength, tenacity

The hammerhead shark often appears in Maori culture where it symbolizes strength and tenacity, which are essential traits in warfare. There´s a specific Maori pattern, called Mangopare, used to represent the hammerhead shark, which was used in tattoos, on rafters and houses, as a symbol of protection and power.

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