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Definition of Anito

Anito
Anito A*ni"to, n.; pl. -tos. [Sp.] In Guam and the Philippines, an idol, fetich, or spirit.

Meaning of Anito from wikipedia

- Anito, also spelled anitu, refers to ancestor spirits, nature spirits, and deities in the indigenous Philippine folk religions from the precolonial age...
- Anito: Defend a Land Enraged is a role-playing video game based on Filipino mythology and folklore developed by Anino Entertainment, an independent video...
- fact that the Tagalogs in the towns use such words as Tikbalang, Asuang, Anito, Nuno, Tiyanak, etc., and they retain many pagan usages, many traditions...
- rank are the deity anitos, whether they live in Kaluwalhatian, Kasamaan, or in the middle world. The third in rank are the anitos sent by Bathala to aid...
- with the spirits and deities (anito or diwata) and the spirit world. Their primary role were as mediums during pag-anito séance rituals. There were also...
- thus anito has come to refer almost exclusively to the carved figures or statues (taotao) of ancestral and nature spirits. The belief in anito is sometimes...
- present include animism, indigenous religious beliefs and mythologies such as Anito and influences from Hinduism and Buddhism. The earliest pieces of evidence...
- Austronesian languages include the Micronesian aniti, Lio language nitu, Yami anito, Taivoan alid, Seediq and Atayal utux, Bunun hanitu or hanidu, Polynesian...
- simply nuno ("old man" or "grandparent"), is a dwarf-like nature spirit (anito) in Philippine mythology. It is believed to live in an anthill or termite...
- Philippines, spirit houses are dedicated to ceremonies or offerings involving the anito spirits. They are also referred to as shrines. They are known magdantang...