I have begun the research into some Polynesian cultures and decided to settle on a blend of Hawaiian and Maori culture at the moment. The picture illustrates a Maori greeting called hongi. It is normally done during important ceremonies and can be compared to a formal handshake in modern western culture. However, there is much more meaning behind it. I plan on using this in my book, Great Spirits, and hope to add some more things as I continue to dig more into these cultures!