Definition of orenda in English:
Invisible magic power believed by the Iroquois to pervade all natural objects as a spiritual energy.
- The Huron word orenda, for example, is a complex word that is similar to the notion of prayer but is not quite as submissive as that.
- This ‘light-life’ corresponds to the chi of eastern systems, the inana of the natives of the Polynesian islands and the orenda of the Iroquois Indians.
- The Algonquian term manitou, the Iroquoian orenda, and the Siouan wakanda all refer to it.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan