What Is A Totem Pole

Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by Neil Mackengie

The way we live in our society is to divide ourselves into families. Our immediate family and our relatives are our “group”. But there are many primitive groups of people who divide themselves differently.

What Is A Totem Pole

Among such people, there art “tribes”, and all members of a tribe are considered to be related. This relationship may be real, or they may just decide to call themselves related.

These groups usually have an “ancestor”,  who may be a kind of mythical human being, and the deeds of this ancestor are glorified through the ages. Or this “ancestor” may be an animal or even a plant or natural object!

Usually, the tribe is descended either from an ancestor who had a special relationship with a certain animal or from the animal itself. In such cases, the group takes its name in front of the animal, and its symbol becomes the badge or “totem” of the group. The animal is called “the totem animal”. Such a group is known as a “totemic tribe”.

Many of the tribes have carved and painted totem poles. They may show the totem animal or ancestor and other beings important in the story of the tribe. The totem pole is usually set up in the village to give the tribe prestige and to show their pride in their ancestor.

People who live in such totemic tribes have different practices in different parts of the world. As a rule, members of the same tribe are not allowed to marry. The children belong to the mother’s tribe, and not the father’s.

What Is The Most Important Part Of A Totem Pole?

 The bottom figure on a totem pole is the most important one.

What does bottom of the totem pole mean?

Bottom of the totem pole is an informal phrase that means “lowest on the totem pole”. It is a phrase that can be used to describe any person, place, or thing. The phrase is most commonly used in reference to an employee or student who is the lowest ranking and least respected employee or student. The phrase is also used to describe any person who is not considered to be the best, who is not of the best quality, or who is inferior to other people.

How tall do totem poles grow?

maximum height of 10 to 12 feet

Can totem pole cactus grow indoors?

Well, you can, and it’s not as hard as you may think. You don’t need special potting soil or an assortment of special lights and UVB bulbs. You just need to find something to provide some shade, water it daily, and provide a healthy environment.

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