Definition of Anito. Meaning of Anito. Synonyms of Anito

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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...
- 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...
- spirits called anito. Miguel de Loarca (Relación de las Yslas Filipinas, 1582) asked them why the sacrifices were offered to the anitos, and not to Batala...
- present include animism, indigenous religious beliefs and mythologies such as Anito and influences from Hinduism and Buddhism. The earliest pieces of evidence...
- through mediums or priests called manag-anito. These manag-anito wore special costumes when serving an anito and they made offerings of oils, ointments...
- 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...
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