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  • noun Plural form of manitou.

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Examples

  • I also liked the folklore and mythology behind the manitous.

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  • I also liked the folklore and mythology behind the manitous.

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  • Canadian rock art interested us because of a traditional Algonkian Indian belief that manitous – spirits – lived inside rocks and cliff-faces, and that shamans in trance could enter the rock surfaces and meet with them in order to exchange tobacco offerings for supernatural power, usually referred to as “rock medicine”.

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  • If they were a part of whatever was going on, it made sense that, for whatever their reasons were, the manitous had brought Sara and him into their own realm.

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  • Sara came from a land as strange as any manitous '.

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  • The strange beings with their drums-they were what Tom called manitous.

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  • He jerked his head up to stare at the strange beings, but the manitous paid him no mind.

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  • The quin'on'a were the first to go, but the others followed-the manitous, the little mysteries, the honochento'keh-until Grandmother Toad's something-inmovement lay thin in the forests of the World Beyond.

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  • Mostly the manitous are curious, but be wary in your dealings with them, Kier, should the occasion arise.

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  • The original inhabitants of this land called them manitous-the little mysteries.

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