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Cogender (also spelled "co-gender", with adjectival form "co-gendered") is a term customarily applied by anthropologists to Native South Americans (also, Indonesian and other) shamanism in the same sense that the term two-spirit is applied (by Native North American themselves) to Native North American shamanism—in both cases it refers to usually crossdressing (and sometimes homosexual) persons who achieve and maintain shamanic relations with a deity (spirit, spirit guide) through such extraordinary behavior, that particular deity (spirit, spirit-guide) being attracted, fascinated, or even "seduced" by such conspicuously strange, extraordinary display.



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