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synonyms for totem

  • emblem
  • figure
  • representation
  • symbol
  • token
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For the Lummi Nation, totem poles historically are carved with symbols that represent a certain clan of a tribe or show a family or tribe’s lineage.
A 25-FOOT NATIVE AMERICAN TOTEM POLE ARRIVES IN D.C. AFTER A JOURNEY TO SACRED LANDS ACROSS U.S.DANA HEDGPETHJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The latest totem in our hyperpartisan and politically polarized culture war is the terminology around race relations in America.
A WELL-WORN ARGUMENT ABOUT RACE, INTELLIGENCE AND VIOLENCETHEODORE JOHNSONJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Scientists such as Fauci, after all, have been turned into totems of all that is wrong with the scientific community guiding public policy on things like coronavirus mitigation and climate change.
WHAT A PROVEN CORONAVIRUS LAB LEAK THEORY WOULD MEANAARON BLAKEMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They adopt a “totem” or symbol of the family and this is generally some animal, the turtle, bear and wolf being favorites.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
Occasionally, in very uncultivated tribes, some family or totem claimed a monopoly of the priesthood.
THE MYTHS OF THE NEW WORLDDANIEL G. BRINTON
Their totem was that of the serpent, and their name is not altogether unlike the Tuscarora name of this animal usquauhne.
THE MYTHS OF THE NEW WORLDDANIEL G. BRINTON
On the contrary, it is extremely probable that they were an Algonkin totem, which had the exclusive right to the priesthood.
THE MYTHS OF THE NEW WORLDDANIEL G. BRINTON
I allude to the institution of the Totem, which has been well known among the Algonquin tribes from the settlement of Canada.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
The explanation of Blas Valera was that in each totem (pacarissa) the Indians adored the devil.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
It is the almost universal rule with cannibals not to eat members of their own stock, just as they do not eat their own totem.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
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WORDS RELATED TO TOTEM

  • brace
  • buttress
  • caryatid
  • colonnade
  • cylinder
  • mast
  • minaret
  • monolith
  • monument
  • obelisk
  • pedestal
  • peristyle
  • pier
  • pilaster
  • post
  • prop
  • pylon
  • shaft
  • standard
  • stay
  • stele
  • support
  • totem
  • tower
  • underpinning
  • upright
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