Definition of Totem. Meaning of Totem. Synonyms of Totem

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Definition of Totem

Totem
Totem To"tem, n. [Massachusetts Indian wutohtimoin that to which a person or place belongs.] A rude picture, as of a bird, beast, or the like, used by the North American Indians as a symbolic designation, as of a family or a clan. And they painted on the grave posts Of the graves, yet unforgotten, Each his own ancestral totem Each the symbol of his household; Figures of the bear and reindeer, Of the turtle, crane, and beaver. --Longfellow. The totem,the clan deity, the beast or bird who in some supernatural way attends to the clan and watches over it. --Bagehot.

Meaning of Totem from wikipedia

- A totem (Ojibwe doodem) is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or...
- Totem poles (Gyáa'aang in the Haida language) are monumental carvings, a type of Northwest Coast art, consisting of poles, posts or pillars, carved with...
- The TOTEM experiment (TOTal Elastic and diffractive cross section Measurement) is one of the seven detector experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider...
- A totem is a symbol or a spirit that represents and watches over a group of people. Totem may also refer to: Totem (Cirque du Soleil), a show premiering...
- Totem is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Marcel Sarmiento and starring Kerris Dorsey, Ahna O’Reilly and James Tupper. The film is...
- Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics, or Totem and Taboo: Some Points of Agreement between the Mental Lives...
- Wolf Totem is a 2004 Chinese semi-autobiographical novel about the experiences of a young student from Beijing who finds himself sent to the countryside...
- Wolf Totem (Chinese: 狼图腾, French: Le Dernier Loup) is a 2015 drama film based on the 2004 Chinese semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Jiang...
- The Totem Pole is a pillar or rock spire found in Monument Valley. It is a highly eroded remnant of a butte. Parts of the 1975 thriller film The Eiger...
- The Totem is a horror novel by David Morrell, first published in 1979. It was Morrell's fifth published book, preceded by three novels and one work of...
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