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 Translation for 'totemism' from English to Russian
NOUN1   a totemism | totemisms
NOUN2   totemism | -
религ.этн.
тотемизм {м}
totemism
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Translation for 'totemism' from English to Russian

totemism
тотемизм {м}религ.этн.
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Usage Examples English
  • This ancient usage of "phoenix" and "dragon" designs are all evidence of an ancient form of totemism in China.
  • Émile Durkheim derives exogamy from totemism. He said that a people had religious respect for the blood of a totemic clan, for the clan totem is a god and is present especially in the blood, a sacred substance.
  • In "Taboo and emotional ambivalence," Freud considers the relationship of taboos to totemism.
  • One of Robertson Smith's more influential essays, "Animal Worship and Animal Tribes among the Arabs and in the Old Testament", directly follows MacLennan's ideas on totemism.
  • In March 2020, the ethnologist and ethnographer Emmanuel Larrouturou revealed that the calligraphy of Gaston Fébus' signature is an ingenious graphic device revealing, by superimposing loose sheets, various forms related to totemism.

  • Ancestral worship is intertwined with totemism, as the earliest ancestors of an ethnic lineage are often represented as animals or associated to them.
  • The theories were the "solar mythology" of Alvin Boyd Kuhn and Max Müller, the tree worship of Mannhardt, and the totemism of J.
  • Mo exhibits totemism and the cult of reproduction.
  • In 1903 the Royal Society of Canada published his study of totemism. In 1907 he published "British North America: I. The far West, home of the Salish and Déné".
  • The religious beliefs of the Hunas is unknown, and believed to be a combination of ancestor worship, totemism and animism.

  • Traces of totemism still survive in their reverence for the red-backed heron. The heron is looked upon as the emblem of the community.
  • Some varieties of animism, totemism, religions of indigenous peoples, paganism and many polytheism hold the belief that animals are spiritual beings; people practicing these belief systems have great respect towards the right to life of animals.
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