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'Spirit Animal' is so conflated. Isn't the clan lineage about their mythic past? Like some story that represents the origin of the tribe?
nahualli denotes an actual individual animal believed to exist, either in the spirit world or in the physical world itself (depending on regional beliefs). The nahualli is the spiritual twin of a person, said to have been born at the same time and share the portion of the soul known as the tonalli.
Does this sound accurate to you?
I'm mostly familiar with the African rendition. For example, in Zimbabwe, the Totem doesn't denote 'tribe' or 'clan', it represents the person. So if you go walking into a village, and the locals want to know where you 'sprung from', they don't ask your name, or your family lineage, they ask to see your totem.
If you shared the same totem as one of the villagers, you are considered 'family'.
They have what's called 'Mitupu', this means that one is never a 'stranger'.
It would be like you coming to visit, and we happen to share the same tattoo symbol. We would be considered relatives. They have a weird way of determining how 'close' you are, as a family member. The difference between say, a cousin and a sister.
If you buy the 'Out of Africa' theory, all this totem stuff came from somewhere right? My money is on Africa ;)
Thanks for directing me to this link, a very active discussion :o) ...
Geenkin, ha. why not plantkin? I'll be a tree!
Maybe I'll be a Munch-kin, and join the Lollipop Guild...
kin kin kin for everythin'
Whatever, people are just weirdos.
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