- a supernatural force believed by the Iroquois Indians to be present, in varying degrees, in all objects or persons, and to be the spiritual force by which human accomplishment is attained or accounted for.
Origin of orenda
Examples from the Web for orenda
Historical Examples of orenda
The orenda of the rabbit controls the snow and fixes the depth to which it will fall.
When a storm is brewing the magician is said to be making its orenda.
A sorcerer or shaman has orenda, but as much would be said of a man succeeding in his enterprises.
At bottom, there is nothing in the world which does not have its quota of orenda; but the quantities vary.
If an animal escapes from a hunter who is pursuing it, it is because the orenda of the former was the more powerful.