from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The spirit of an ancestor or dead relative, which appears to a youth in a dream and which becomes his protector. The nyarong has often the outer form of an animal.


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  • Australia, atai and tamaniu of Melanesia, nyarong of Borneo, nagual of South America, tamanous of Twana Indians, is not hereditary; it is acquired by the individual and it is his own personal property, whereas the clan totem is considered the possession of the clan.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon


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