He'e (Octopus) Black Wood
The octopus is known in Hawaii as tako (Japanese) or he'e (Hawaiian). Like many other water creatures, the Hawaiians consider the he'e to be good luck. Spiritually they represent flexability, great intelligence, and the mystical.
Hawaii has two common species of octopus: the small brown and tan "day octopus", or "he'e mauli", spends his days on the reefs while the resty-red, white spotted "night octopus", or "he'e-makoko" comes out only at night.