New Zealand Pounamu (Jade) Manaia
New Zealand Inanga Jade (Pounamu) Manaia
This symbol is acknowledged as a guardian symbol. Depicting the head of a bird, body of a man and tail of a fish.
Representing the balance between Ranginui (Sky Father), Tangaroa (God of the Sea) and Papatuanuku (Mother Earth).
Inanga Pounamu is identified by its pearly white or grey/green colours, with varying translucency.
This stone gained its name from the New Zealand Inanga Whitebait fish.