Thesaurus / totems
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The tribe consists of a number of clans, and each clan may include several totems.
The latter concerns itself with the nature of the objects that are regarded as totems.
In many communities, however, plant totems have been adopted, and in certain regions they have gradually become predominant.
At times, apparently, it is believed that these ancestors merely singled out as totems certain already existing animals.
In the south, where there are no totems other than animals, Intichiuma ceremonies receive small emphasis.
Wherever plant food gained great importance, plant totems were then added.
It is exactly (where the classes bear animal names) as if two generations had totems.
The members of totem groups are really members of societies, which co-operatively work magic for the good of the totems.
Thus, unlike all other totemists, the Arunta do not inherit their totems either from father or mother, or both.
Totems, he conceived, arose in the early efforts of human groups to differentiate each from the others.