Orenda (Huron language) is the power of human will to change the world around us. It is an opposing force to fate or destiny.
It is an extraordinary invisible power believed by the Iroquois Indians to pervade in varying degrees all animate and inanimate natural objects as a transmissible spiritual energy capable of being exerted according to the will of its possessor. It is said that a shaman has great orenda or a great hunter has overcome the orenda of the animal he pursued.
If powerful forces beyond your control are trying to force you one way, orenda is a kind of voiced summoning of personal strength to change fate.