This orenda is your power to do things, your force, sometimes almost your personality.
This notion of orenda, a sort of pan-vitalism, is more fluid than animism, and probably precedes it.
A sorcerer or shaman has orenda, but as much would be said of a man succeeding in his enterprises.
If an animal escapes from a hunter who is pursuing it, it is because the orenda of the former was the more powerful.
And what is true of the mana as well as the orenda and wakan, may be said equally well of the totemic principle.
Like orenda it manifests itself in noises, but specially mysterious ones, it is mana that is rustling in the trees.
At bottom, there is nothing in the world which does not have its quota of orenda; but the quantities vary.
The orenda girls turned instinctively toward Isagani, who smiled silently.
When a storm is brewing the magician is said to be making its orenda.
The orenda of the rabbit controls the snow and fixes the depth to which it will fall.