Primitive forms of religion (name and summary)

Name Short description
Animism (lat. Anima animus – soul, spirit) Belief in the existence of souls and spirits, in the animality of the entire surrounding world
Totemism (the term is borrowed from the North American Ojibei tribe , in whose language totem means its genus, as well as the name of a natural object related to a certain group of people) Belief in the patronage of a real or imaginary ancestor (totem), which could be a person, animal or plant
Fetishism (lat. Factitius – magic, miraculous) Worship of inanimate material objects – fetishes attributed to supernatural properties
Magic (lat. magia ) Rituals with the help of which people tried to influence in a supernatural way on other people, on natural phenomena and events

 

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