Word of the day

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ORENDA
Noun
DEFINITION
A supernatural force believed by the Iroquois Indians to be present, in varying degrees, in all object or persons, and to be a spiritual force by which human accomplishment is attained or accounted for.

Examples
This orenda is your power to do things, your force, sometimes almost your personality.
A sorcerer or shaman has orenda.
The mystical power of orenda is thought to pervade all things.
Through dreaming and sharing dreams, the Iroquois believed that they contacted the sacred power of orenda.

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