This emoji 🗿 is an image of a moai statue, as found on the Easter Islands. (Moai statues are huge erect stone heads.) On social media, the Moai Statue Emoji 🗿 has various meanings:
Moai Statue Emoji 🗿: Meaning, Explanation
The emoji has – if you want to interpret it that way – a strong look. The Moai Statue Emoji 🗿 is used to convey a stoic, rigid and calm look. The emoji stands for clarity, determination and strength. But it also stands for calmness and secrecy. (Secretiveness in the sense of having a purpose but not talking about it).
Among TikTok and Reddit users, the emoji is quite popular. Among K-pop fans, the 🗿 emoji is also popular.
Use and meaning of 🗿
The 🗿 emoji is used to convey, for example, that you are saying something in a dry tone of voice. (Example: Well, that was clever 🗿).
However, the emoji is used to express that you are annoyed by something or someone. (Example: Nice try 🗿)
On TikTok and Reddit, the Moai Statue emoji 🗿 is used in the comments. Here it stands for being annoyed. (Example: You are a hero. 🗿)
But the Moai Statue Emoji 🗿 can also be used when it’s about something secret or to emphasise that you keep morale high. (Example: You can do it! 🗿)
In some contexts, the Moai Statue Emoji 🗿 means its origin: the statues on the Easter Islands. When talking about them, the emoji 🗿 is also used.
The 🗿 emoji is also popular among people from Polynesia.
K-pop fans also use the moai statue emoji 🗿.
About: 🗿 Moai Statue Emoji
The Moai Statue Emoji 🗿 has been available as an emoji since 2015. It was already approved in 2010 for Unicode 6.0 Since 2015 it is part of the emoji code 1.0.
The Moai Statue Emoji 🗿 is also called „Stone face Emoji“.
What are Moai Statues? Explanation, meaning, definition
The giant, world-famous tufa statues on Easter Island are called moai statues. They have bulging lips, thick eyebrows and angular chins. Their arms are close together. There are numerous legends surrounding the majestic stone figures, because despite intensive research, scientists have not yet succeeded in clearly clarifying their origin and purpose. Hardly anything is known about the inhabitants of Easter Island either. The sculptures, of which 900 are scattered around the island, are made of volcanic stone. They stand side by side like sentinels.
Only 166 km² in size, Easter Island is sheltered in the southeast Pacific and can be crossed in a day. It was formed from three interconnected volcanoes and was hardly developed for tourism until the mid-1980s. The indigenous people the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen encountered on his arrival were equipped with very poor handicraft tools. So it was inexplicable to him how they were able to make these stone giants and how they came to be on the island. To this day, it is all conjecture.
The most plausible explanation: in all likelihood, they are representations of chiefs or priests revered as divine, who were supposed to protect the island. The indigenous people of Easter Island, Rapa-Nui, worshipped them in a religious ceremony for protection and out of reverence for the ancestors. All 900 Moai figures discovered are from the Rano Raraku quarry, where there are about 300 more statues still unfinished. The largest of these would have been 21 metres high and weighed about 250 tonnes. Scientists assume that just under 1,000 Moai figures were planned, as new figures were made every 3-4 generations. It was necessary to keep the memory alive, because according to Rapa Nui belief, even the dead forget the living over time. The figures ensure the connection between the dead and the living, between the sea and the land. According to this belief, most of the figures were positioned in a row with their backs to the sea.