Problem

Totemism

Nature:
Totemism is the identification of kinship with a sign or totem of an animate or inanimate object, and is practised among primitive tribes and cultures, where it may constitute a barrier to development. Rites of magical or religious significance are practised and social laws are enacted, notably against marriage within the totemic group. The sacred animal or plant is protected, hence taboo is also closely connected with totemism; sacred totem-images and totem-related behavioural taboos are obstacles to communication and the education of primitive people.
Broader Problems:
Idolatry
Tribalism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Religious observance
Date of last update
11.06.2018 – 07:41 CEST