Animism & Shinto

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Animism & Shinto

  1. 1. Why do they all deserve respect?
  2. 2. The belief in many gods. POLY = many Ex: “poly”gon
  3. 3. Animism & Shinto
  4. 4. Animism What is it? First form of religion ever developed. Polytheistic Beliefs? Believe that everything in nature has a spirit. Spirits exist in the elements Beliefs differ among different cultures Worship the spirits of their ancestors
  5. 5. Shintoism What is it? Native religion of Japan Polytheistic Animistic Where worshipped? Japan What is a Kami? Nature spirits
  6. 6. Practicing Shintoism How is it Practiced? Prayer at home altar or at shrines Pray for safety, good health, success What is a torii? Shinto shrine / gateway to kamis (spirits)

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