Hawaiian and Slavic Animism

In the early times of Slavic peoples as well as in the early days of Hawaiian settlement, the societies were animistic. They believed in the harmony and balance of all things, that the (specifically Hawaii) Mana which was the “divine spark” existed in all things, and there was no real separation between the divine and the earthly, but all things were holy. Because there is very little concrete information available about the Polish pagan religions due to the fact that the Roman Catholic Church destroyed all the remaining temples and artifacts, but it is known that even before there were temples, people swore their most powerful oaths on the sun itself, the earth was not to be spit on before the spring planting, and all things were considered somehow spiritual.

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Two cultures so far apart from each other both had animistic beliefs, both believed in the spiritual power of everyday existence.

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