Somebody in West Roxbury has a really big head

Easter Island head in West Roxbury

An Easter Island head serenely surveys Stimson Street, near Grove.

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I like it!

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uh oh

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I hope they called Dig Safe before planting that thing, lest its body take out a buried cable.

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That is so cool!

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We've driven by it a number of times, and it is cool and hilarious to see every time.

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I suddenly

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have a longing for the restaurant Aku-Aku on Brookline ave. Was a family favorite growing up.

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According to certain cultures

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According to certain cultures, these things may help to keep the "Evil Eye" away.

Symbolism[edit] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moai

Many archaeologists suggest that "[the] statues were thus symbols of authority and power, both religious and political. But they were not only symbols. To the people who erected and used them, they were actual repositories of sacred spirit. Carved stone and wooden objects in ancient Polynesian religions, when properly fashioned and ritually prepared, were believed to be charged by a magical spiritual essence called mana."[citation needed] Archaeologists believe that the statues were a representation of the ancient Polynesians' ancestors. The moai statues face away from the ocean and towards the villages as if to watch over the people. The exception is the seven Ahu Akivi which face out to sea to help travelers find the island. There is a legend that says there were seven men who waited for their king to arrive.[11]

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