Definitions for "Totems"
are spirits who lend people aid. Totems are most often associated with animals, but may be associated with elements, ideas, or nothing in particular.
symbols of birds, animals, small creatures and fish that serve as family heralds. Originally there were only five, representing the five basic functions of humankind: leading, defending, providing, healing, and teaching. The word comes from dodaem ‘action, heart, and nourishment.'
plants or animals sacred to a particular Indigenous group or person.