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WR-Native Religions

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Sun Dance a dance performed by North American Plains Indians in honor of the sun and to prove bravery by overcoming pain
Vision Quest an attempt to achieve a vision of a future guardian spirit, traditionally undertaken at puberty by boys of the Plains Indian peoples, typically through fasting or self-torture.
Four Rights of Passage (African Tradition) Birth, Puberty, Marriage, Death
Peyote A hallucinogenic cactus found in Mexico, Used to access spiritual visions
South American Sacrifices Animals, Grain, and Wine
North American Sacrifices Animals, Grain, Wine, and Humans
Taboo social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.
Shaman a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits, practice divination and healing
aboriginies (not aboriginal) a person, animal, or plant that has been in a country or region from earliest times. i.e ancient Australians
Dreamtime in the mythology of some Australian Aborigines the “golden age” when the first ancestors were created.
Animism the attribution of a soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena.
Oracle of Delphi Delphi was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo. Located on Mt. Parnassus, it was home to the famous oracle of Apollo which gave cryptic predictions and guidance to both city-states and individuals
divination the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.
Zoroastrianism a Persian religion founded in the sixth century b.c. by the prophet Zoroaster, characterized by worship of a supreme god Ahura Mazda who requires good deeds for help in his cosmic struggle against the evil spirit Ahriman.
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