I add that, granting for the sake of argument that these traces may point to totemism in the remote past, the mouse, though originally a totem, '_need not have been an Aryan totem_' (p. 116).
Finally, in the theory that the clan totem is the natural development of the individual totem, the contention of some scholars that the term totem should be reserved to the clan totem is of little moment.
Dr. Munro merely quotes this foolish use of the term totem by others.
There is what I call the totem of the Wahahbees -- the people who translate religion into dispute or persecution.
Because when times get tough, or a sacred totem is threatened — such as access to the office of President — up the bile rises from those depths, an utterly “natural” reaction of course when you think about it.
The word totem, from the Native American Ojibway language, was noted in the early 1770s ina North American traveler's report.
Tarn read from his Selected Poems 1950-2000 on Saturday night, opening with Before the Snake which he describes as a totem poem describing the landscape in terms of Eden before the fall.
This, of course, is a Haida totem from the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Like the woolly rhinoceros, whose spirit he called his totem, Broud could be as stubborn as he could be unpredictably vicious.
Whereas President Felipe Calderon and his 350-pound finance minister Agustin Carstens once assured suspicious investors of 3% growth in 2008, the lowest on the Latin American totem pole trailing even basket case countries like Honduras and Haiti, Merrill Lynch, itself a flattened former powerhouse just spun off to the Bank of America, has recalibrated that anemic forecast to a sickly 1. 9% in light of the fall-out from the downturn in El Norte.
Erez, Evan, Mike and Sam enagaged in the totem position until the late hours of the night.