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Levi-Strauss, through his explanation of totemistic belief and practices, established a premature kind of ecologism, regarding the authentic native life.
I thought it peculiar to market a Liverpool tea with a bit of totemistic Welshness, that had no real connection with Wales.
Indeed, whales play a central role in the totemistic myth of the Chukchi and are revered as brothers and equals--both men and whales were believed to be the offspring of Nau, the first woman, and Reu, her whale lover.