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Animal Worship
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Many primitive people believed that they were descendants from certain animals, which were their totems, and while this idea is now restricted to savage tribes, it was at one time common even among such people as the ancient Greeks, who, however, in those days were not much above savages; while totems were not worshipped, they were regarded with a sort of reverence, and could not be killed nor eaten, but it does not imply that these totems were considered as divinities.