The fish hook Represents Strength, prosperity, abundance, power and authority. It is said to provide good luck and safety when travelling, especially over water.
A Manaia is the holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil. It is regarded as a kind of deity that protects people and is a messenger between the Gods and mortals. It also represents the balance between the sky, earth and sea. They are usually depicted in profile and some feel this is because part of the Manaia is in the spiritual world and part in this. They are worn to guide and protect.