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- adj. of or relating to polytheism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to polytheism; characterized by polytheism; professing or advocating polytheism
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by polytheism : as, polytheistic belief or worship.
- Believing in a plurality of gods: as, a polytheistic writer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. worshipping or believing in more than one god
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So long as natural action was supposed to be in the immediate control of numerous gods and demigods, so long, in a word, as the explanation of Nature was what we term polytheistic, this association of science with other forms of learning was not only natural but inevitable.
In light of the transparently humanist program of the tempietti — a Christian chapel juxtaposed with "polytheistic" muses — the phrase "Regna Poly" stands out, especially considering the soon-to-be-published Hypnerotomachia poliphilo, a work dedicated to Guidobaldo da Montefeltro. back
Some of our sources are Shiites and Sunnis from non-Wahhabi traditions -- people condemned as "polytheistic" or "deviant" or "bad" in these texts -- others are simply frustrated that these books do so little to prepare young students for the modern world.
"Psalm 82: 8, the most 'polytheistic' of passages in the Hebrew Bible, the idea of a real kinship of nature between 'the Most High' and his 'sons', the gods, is already contradicted by the former's judgment that the latter 'will die like humans' (Ps. 82: 7)."
Some modern-day pagans are polytheistic, meaning they believe in many gods; some are monotheistic (one god); and others are pantheists, or they believe that God is everything and everything is God, according to Web sites devoted to the subject.
Williams also criticized the Governor for sitting cross-legged with a "dot on his forehead," and described the ceremony as "polytheistic."
Truly polytheistic Europagan groups (such as the druids) are much smaller, despite the fact that they are often older.
You know all those deities -- the gods and goddesses that cause outsiders to think Hinduism is polytheistic?
Many Hindus would disagree with you of course that their religion is polytheistic.
That excludes polytheistic Americans like Hindus, nontheistic Buddhists and the 16 percent of us with no religious affiliation.