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Karén:na



Literal: power, effectiveness, prestige
Alternative: Orenda
Alternative: Orén:na - The Iroquois name of the force, principle, or magic power which is ... to be inherited in every body and being in nature and in every personified attribute, property, or activity, belonging to each of these and conceived to be the active cause or force, or dynamic energy, involved in every operation or phenomenon of nature, in any manner affecting or controlling the welfare of man. This principle is conceived to be immaterial, impersonal, mysterious in mode of action, omnipotent, local and omnipresent, and ever embodied or immanent in some object, although it is believed that it can be transferred, attracted, acquired, increased, suppressed, or enthralled by the orén:na of ritualistic formulas endowed with more potency.
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Category: Body Parts, Dictionary, English, S, Mohawk, K
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