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Manitou

by Gerald Musinsky
Manitou, The Great Spirit, is an Algonquin term, often erroneously applied as spirit monster. Manitou combines the meanings of Spirit, mystery, magic, and generally is applied to the manifestation of some form of power that is not readily understood or coming from elsewhere.

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  • Also known as:
    Manito
    Manitoo
    Manitu
  • Pronunciation:
    man'uh-too

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