What is another word for totem?

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[ tˈə͡ʊtəm], [ tˈə‍ʊtəm], [ t_ˈəʊ_t_ə_m]

The word "totem" is derived from the Ojibwe language, and it refers to a symbolic object that represents a tribe, family, or individual in Native American culture. Synonyms for "totem" include "spirit guide," "power animal," "familiar," and "animal totem." These terms are used to describe the spiritual connection between humans and animals and the belief that each person has a unique animal spirit that guides and protects them. In some cultures, the totem animal represents the qualities and characteristics that a person embodies, and it is believed that by connecting with this spirit, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

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    Usage examples for Totem

    From one lip hung the inevitable toothpick which seemed to be the totem pole of these regional tribes.
    "I Walked in Arden"
    Jack Crawford
    He also adds that it has a counterpart with the American system of totem; although the exact degree to which the comparison runs on all fours is undetermined.
    "The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies"
    Robert Gordon Latham
    The much-envied recipients of these gifts were probably relations or members of the same totem, and the wise boy had made the most of his opportunities for showing goodwill, for his master's sake.
    "In the Musgrave Ranges"
    Jim Bushman

    Famous quotes with Totem

    • You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting of a totem for meaning is attached to every line. You must be most particular about detail and proportion.
      Emily Carr
    • It's the company itself, but most of these mutual fund companies, the guy who runs the company is just a fact totem and the guy who runs the money is the power. But we really don't know who they are.
      Jim Cramer
    • A beautiful woman can be painted as a totem only; not as a woman, but as a Madonna, a queen, a sphinx.
      Saul Steinberg
    • I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
      Denzel Washington
    • Some people pray to a totem pole, some people pray to a sun, some people pray to a god. It all works for them. It all comes back to what you think.
      Barry Zito

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