Totemism

A system of religious belief which attributes divine properties to a particular type of animal or plant.
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totemism

[n] - belief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem
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totemism

The belief in individual or clan kinship with an animal, plant, or object. This totem is sacred to those concerned, and they are forbidden to eat or desecrate it; marriage within the clan is usually...
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Totemism

To'temĀ·ism noun 1. The system of distinguishing families, clans, etc., in a tribe by the totem. 2. Superstitious regard for a totem; the worship of any real or imaginary object; nature worship. Tylor.
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totemism

noun belief in the kinship of a group of people with a common totem
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Totemism

• (n.) The system of distinguishing families, clans, etc., in a tribe by the totem. • (n.) Superstitious regard for a totem; the worship of any real or imaginary object; nature worship.
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Totemism

(from the article `myth`) ...have some special mystical significance is merely to rephrase the problem, without identifying why only certain items have mystical significance. ...
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totemism

system of belief in which humans are believed to have kinship with a totem or a mystical relationship is said to exist between a group or an ... [22 related articles]
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Totemism

Totemism is a system of belief in which humans are said to have a connection or a kinship with a spirit-being, such as an animal or plant. The totem is thought to interact with a given kin group or an individual and to serve as their emblem or symbol. The term totem is derived from the Ojibwa word ototeman, meaning "one`s brother-sister kin." T...
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Totemism

(Totem, Of Ojibway origin) A feature of primitive social organization whereby the members of a tribe possess group solidarity by virtue of their association with a class of animals or in some cases plants or inanimate objects. The primitive conception of the totem as the essential unity and solidarity among the different members of a class of men .
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Totemism

Totemism is a widespread belief among primitive peoples of blood-kinship or association with an animal or plant. For example, an individual may have the bison as his totem.
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totemism

Type: Term Pronunciation: tō′tĕm-izm Definitions: 1. Belief in a kinship with, or a mystical relationship between, a group (or person) and a totem.
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totemism

Click images to enlargeThe belief in individual or clan kinship with an animal, plant, or object. This totem is sacred to those concerned, and they are forbidden to eat or desecrate it; marriage within the clan is usually forbidden. Totemism occurs among Pacific Islanders and Australian Aborigines, and was formerly pr...
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Totemism

In its most specific sense, the term applies to the religious practices of the Native American Ojibi
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