Man"i*to (?), Man"i*tou (?), Man"i*tu (?), n.
A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship.
Gitche Manito the mighty,
The Great Spirit, the creator,
Smiled upon his helpless children!
Mitche Manito the mighty,
He the dreadful Spirit of Evil,
As a serpent was depicted.
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