What Do We Mean by "Animal Deities"?
The oldest spiritual belief system on Earth is animism. That is the belief that all things have spirit, including trees, animals, rocks, rivers, mountains---even man-made things. For more information on animism, visit Shamanista, a site dedicated to explaining animism and shamanism.
Animists honor all kinds of spirits. They consider stones, trees, and animals to be our older brothers and sisters. Some spirits are more powerful than others, but