guardian spirit

guardian spirit

noun
an angel believed to have special affection for a particular individual 
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guardian spirit

supernatural teacher, frequently depicted in animal form, who guides an individual in every important activity through advice and songs; the belief in guardian spirits is widely diffused among the North American Indians

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