|The Birdman was seen as the representative on earth of the creator god Make Make|
One of the most famous motifs on Easter
Island is that of birdman - a half-man, half bird image that was connected
to cult events at the sacred site of 'Orongo.where priests chanted. The
paramount chief - 'ariki mau' - held the original power in the society
as was typical throughout Polynesia.