Orenda - The spirit or magic power which the Iroquois believed was to be found in all things in the world.  The Orenda was a sacred or divine essence that connected all the elements of the world, one to the other, including man.  The white man believed this was the Indian's "Great Spirit," but to the Iroquois the Orenda was made up of thousands of spirits, as they believed that every object was alive and was possessed of this spirit.

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