Ideas for Surname...
As Meeri is from a jungle village, I’m trying to come up with some names that adhere to that from the very limited lore regarding Arboria…and some Hawaiian folklore…
This is more or less a working post for myself so I can access it from wherever, but feedback is definitely welcome!
- Meeri Menehune
In Hawaiian mythology, the Menehune are said to be a people, sometimes described as dwarfs in size, who live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, far from the eyes of normal humans. Their favorite food is the maiʻa (banana), and they also like fish.
The Menehune were said to be superb craftspeople. Legends say that the Menehune built temples (heiau), fishponds, roads, canoes, and houses. Some of these structures that Hawaiian folklore attributed to the Menehune still exist. They are said to have lived in Hawaiʻi before settlers arrived from Polynesia many centuries ago.
- Meeri Pueo
Pueo simply means “owl” in Hawaiian.
In Hawaiian mythology, Paupueo is the owl god. He sends his owls after the Menehune when they become too uncontrollable. The owls chase away the Menehune, who are frightened of owls.(I find this fascinating given the hoggle statues the aurin have adopted from Nexus)
- Meeri Wikren
"The King of hollows, Wikren, Your strong roots spread far."
55713 A Wikren tree’s twisting roots and hanging branches often tangle with those of neighboring trees. Their silva layer their messages with hidden meanings and ambiguous phrases.
56027 If you’re looking for the loophole or the sneaky way out of a problem, talk to the Wikren aurin. Called crafty and overconfident, many wikren refuse to acknowledge limitations.