Camis is a title of the honored dead among. the Japanese, to whom they pay divine homage., They believe that the souls of very good men become Caumis, or protecting geniuses of men; while those of the wicked wander through the air, writhing in agony. To these deified heroes they build temples or mia (q.v.), and offer sacrifices, swear by them, and implore their assistance in all important undertakings. This system prevails among the Sintoists (q.v.) in Japan, and hence the system has sometimes received the name of the. religion of the Camis. SEE KAMI.

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