Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Abstract: Totems are emblems of individual and collective identity. They usually consist of animate objects, leading early commentators to think of them as spirits associated with primitive nature wor…

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John Morton, “Totem”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000168>
First published online: 2016

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