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An object (usually an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; something that serves as a revered symbol.
[Amer. Indian]
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A useful "Author's Note" concerning the importance of totem animals is also included.
If you are drawn to a particular type of animal, bird, reptile or fish, this could be what Native American Indian culture terms your "totem animal".