MANITOUAlso known as MANITO, MANITOA, MANITU, MANITOO, MANETTO
The all-embracing Spirit Power that fills the world and everything in it.According to the Algonquin-speaking peoples, MANITOU is the primeval force which gives every animal, plant and rock its power and character. It should not to be confused with the Algonquin deity GITCHE-MANITOU (although it often is).
The word is usually translated 'spirit' — but it seems to have much more in common with The Force beloved by Jedi worshippers.
As even inanimate objects contain this living spirit, you may wish to start treating your local bit of planet with a little more respect. And may the MANITOU be with you.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Area or people : Algonquin, Cree, Iroquois and Shawnee tribes
Location : North America
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MANITO, MANITOA, MANITU, MANITOO, MANETTO
Popularity index : 1904
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