tutelary+deity

  • 1 Tutelary deity — A tutelary (also tutelar) is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture or occupation. Both tutelary and tutelar can be used as either a noun or an… …

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  • 2 tutelary — I. adjective Date: 1611 1. having the guardianship of a person or a thing < a tutelary goddess > 2. of or relating to a guardian II. noun (plural laries) Date: 1652 a tutelary power (as a deity) …

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  • 3 tutelary — /tooht l er ee, tyooht /, adj., n., pl. tutelaries. adj. 1. having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing: tutelary saint. 2. of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship. n. 3. a person who has tutelary powers, as a …

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  • 4 tutelary — tu•te•lar•y [[t]ˈtut lˌɛr i, ˈtyut [/t]] also tu•te•lar [[t] l ər[/t]] adj. n. pl. lar•ies 1) having the position of guardian or protector of a person, place, or thing 2) of or pertaining to a guardian or guardianship 3) a person who has tutelary …

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  • 5 Saman (deity) — Saman or Sumana or Samantha or Sumana Saman (Sumana Saman deviyo සුමන සමන් ‍දෙවි in Sinhala) is a deity, subject to local and indigenous belief and worship in Sri Lanka. Saman means the rising morning sun . His character is of historical… …

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  • 6 Water deity — This article is about Water Deities. For the novel by Wilbur Smith, see River God. See also: Water and religion File:Poseidon sculLolisjxissenhagen 2005.jpg Poseidon, Greek god of seas and waters. A water deity is a deity in mythology associated… …

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  • 7 Household deity — A Domovoi, or household spirit, found in the folklore of Eastern Europe. It is a survival belief from Slavic paganism. A household deity is a deity or spirit that protects the home, looking after the entire household or certain key members. It… …

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  • 8 Nezha (deity) — Nezha (on the left) in Fengshen Yanyi Nezha, Na Zha or Nata (Chinese: 哪吒; pinyin: Nézhā or Núozhā[1]; Pe̍h ōe jī: Lô chhia; is a Taoist protection deity, the trickster, originally of Chinese Bud …

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  • 9 Nature deity — The Dryad by Evelyn De Morgan, depicting a Greek dryad or tree nymph The term nature deity typically refers to the concept of gods or goddesses in mythology associated with various perceived forces of nature . They feature commonly in… …

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  • 10 Quintus Valerius Soranus — (b. circa 140–130 B.C.?, [Conrad Cichorius, “Zur Lebensgeschichte des Valerius Soranus,” Hermes 41 (1906), p. 67; American Journal of Philology 28 (1907) 468.] d. 82 B.C.) was a Latin poet, grammarian, and tribune of the people in the Late Roman… …

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  • 11 Animal worship — (or zoolatry) refers to religious rituals involving animals, especially in pre modern societies, such as the glorification of animal deities, or animal sacrifice. The origins of animal worship have been the subject of many theories. The classical …

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  • 12 Iṣṭha-deva(tā) (Buddhism) — For Ishta deva in the Sanatana Dharma context, see Iṣṭa deva(tā). Part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism …

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  • 13 Watatsumi — (海神 or 綿津見?) was a legendary Japanese dragon and tutelary water deity. In Japanese mythology, Ōwatsumi kami (大綿津見神?, great Watatsumi god ) is another name for the sea deit …

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  • 14 Ishta-deva (Buddhism) — In Vajrayana Buddhism, an Ishta deva or Ishta devata (Sanskrit) [ A Guide to the Buddhist Path , by Sangharakshita, Windhorse Publications: 1996. pg. 205 [http://books.google.com/books?id=7m0pVD FjE8C pg=PA205 lpg=PA205 dq=yidam+devata source=web …

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  • 15 Genius (mythology) — Winged genius facing a woman with a tambourine and mirror, from southern Italy, about 320 BC. In ancient Roman religion, the genius was the individual instance of a general divine nature that is present in every individual person, place or… …

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  • 16 Chamunda — For the village in Nepal, see Chamunda, Nepal. For the skipper butterfly genus, see Chamunda (butterfly). Chamunda A Hoysala sculpture of Chamunda, Halebidu. Goddess of War and epidemics of pestilent diseases, famines, and other disasters …

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  • 17 Religion — • The voluntary subjection of oneself to God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Religion     Religion     † …

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  • 18 Glossary of ancient Roman religion — This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Ancient Roman religion …

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  • 19 Genii — Genius Gen ius, n.; pl. E. {Geniuses}; in sense 1, L. {Genii}. [L. genius, prop., the superior or divine nature which is innate in everything, the spirit, the tutelar deity or genius of a person or place, taste, talent, genius, from genere,… …

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  • 20 Genius — Gen ius, n.; pl. E. {Geniuses}; in sense 1, L. {Genii}. [L. genius, prop., the superior or divine nature which is innate in everything, the spirit, the tutelar deity or genius of a person or place, taste, talent, genius, from genere, gignere, to… …

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