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Definition: The idea that inanimate objects in nature are living beings. Example: The people of the remote tribe believed the volcano erupted because it was angry at the lack of sacrifices brought to it. Background: Animism is often seen in primitive religions in which people believe that natural forces, for example the weather, is a living being Related Terms: Anthropomorphism
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