Fire worship

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fire worship etc. See under Devil Fire Hero, etc.
    • Fire worship the worship of fire, which prevails chiefly in Persia, among the followers of Zoroaster, called Chebers, or Guebers, and among the Parsees of India.
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Usage

In literature:

His followers thereafter worshipped the sun as the most perfect fire of God.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
The heathens Slavonians are said to have worshipped Ogon or Agon, Fire, the counterpart of the Vedic Agni.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
Therefore, the people of Persia worship fire.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
A boy that would not have worshipped such a man as Geoffrey Owen must have wanted heart and fire.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Only under such conditions does one fully experience that elemental worship of fire.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
A splendid arrangement for a Fire Worshiper; but I happened to be born in America, instead of Persia, so fail to appreciate it.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
Apollo succeeded to the early worship paid the sun and fire.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1886, Bay State Monthly Volume 4, No. 6, June, 1886" by Various
So she taught the people to worship the fire.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Fire was worshiped as the life-giver, the active generator, of animate existence.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
He was the founder of the Magi priesthood, but did not teach the worship of fire.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
We are all of us by nature fire worshipers and the altar of every home is, or should be, the glowing, open fire.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Is there any favour you would take from the Baal and Moloch worshipped with fire and blood among them?
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The Fire-God is worshiped as the Lord of the Holy Southern Mountain.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
It is strange enough that fire-worship should not exist in the Arctic countries.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The use of fire in worship became almost universal among tribes and ancient nations.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The Persians worship the sun and fire.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Fire worship was secondary to the universally found sun worship.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
Pure was that grove: each newly built abode Had leafy shrines where fires of worship glowed.
"The Birth of the War-God" by Kalidasa
They profess the religion of Zoroaster and are fire-worshipers.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
Fire, it will be remembered, was the symbol under which ancient tribes worshiped the sun.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

O moth, that yearns for me,
The whole world pities thee,
Foredoomed on heedless wing,
By mad fire-worshipping.
"The Flame" by Charles Hanson Towne
'Old priest, who mumble worship in your quire—
Old monk and nun, ye scorn the world's desire,
Yet in your frosty cells ye feel the fire!
The fire of Heaven is not the flame of Hell.
"Balin and Balan" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
My own blood is what stanches
The wounds in my bark;
Stars caught in my branches
Make day of the dark,
And are worshipped as suns till the sunrise shall tread out their fires as a spark.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Had I words of fire,
Whose words are weak as snow;
Were my heart a lyre
Whence all its love might flow
In the mighty modulations of desire,
In the notes wherewith man's passion worships woe;
"Ode On The Insurrection In Candia" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
For though we worship no vengeance-god
Of madness and of ire,
No Presence grim, with a heart of stone,
Shall they not somehow yet atone?
Shall they not reap as they have sown
Of fury and of fire?
"The Vale Of Shadows" by Clinton Scollard
Nine plagues had wasted Egypt with their tortures grim and slow;
The earth was desolated, and scarred by hail and fire;
Still even yet her Lord refused to let his bondsmen go
To worship in the wilderness, the God of their desire.
"In Egypt" by Virna Sheard

In news:

Investigators are trying to find out who set fire to a place of worship in University Heights late Tuesday evening.
IN opening fire on Muslim worshipers in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, Dr Baruch Goldstein of Israel added a new weapon to the arsenal of memory that inflames the Middle East.
A gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Aug 5, where several dozen people were worshiping, killing at least six.
There's a misconception amongst many that, you know, Zoroastrians are fire worshipers.
Today, Syrian government forces reportedly opened fire on protesters as worshipers exited mosques, marking Ramadan's end.
In what officials called an act of domestic terrorism, a gunman with neo-Nazi ties opened fire as local Sikhs —or "sicks" as some adherents call themselves—had gathered for a worship service.
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