Totem in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Totem

a natural object or animal a society adopts as an emblem because they believe it has spiritual significance

Examples of Totem in a sentence

In Native American society, the Eagle is a very powerful totem, a symbol of great spiritual significance.  🔊

There are many animals that act as a totem in different societies, but you may be familiar with the significance of the bear and the hawk.  🔊

The Buffalo was such a critical part of societies in the Great Plains of America that some cultures treated them as a totem, a symbol of spiritual significance.  🔊

You have likely seen an image of a totem pole at least once, but did you know that it is called such because each animal on the pole is a totem, a figure of spiritual worth to that society?  🔊

Most of the totem poles you see in museums or elsewhere are comprised of different animals that have some spiritual importance to the society that built them.  🔊

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