Wood-god

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wood-god a deity of the woods
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.

Usage

In literature:

The woods were God's first temples; and even now where does one feel so alone with one's Maker?
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
The lonely and solemn woods are God's first temples.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
She was glad to be alone; she felt the presence of God in the woods as very near and intimate.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
But he was no more moved by these things than would have been a god, or a block of wood.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Now, the gods will bring me bad luck for killing something in the woods.
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
They have gods of wood and stone up in the caves yonder, you know.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
I call the wild woods God's apothecary shop.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Pan, god of the woods, with this one has performed Justice's work of retribution.
"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer
A man gets near to God in these woods.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
When God looks at the wood He sees every tree.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
He singeth loud his godly hymns That he makes in the wood.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
When he had split the wood for the burnt-offering, he set out for the place of which God had told him.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
God cleaves His wood, He is ready, always prepared.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Set off and heard Mr. Wood; a reasonable sacrifice devoting ourselves at all times to God.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
You go to gatherin' up wood as fast as ever God'll let you!
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
If fire burns, it is because latent flame was hidden in wood by the god Mauike in Hades.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead" by James George Frazer
Gods, I say, even gods have dwelt in the woods ere now.
"The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories" by E. M. Forster
This god of the shepherds chiefly resided in Arcadia, where the woods and the mountains were his habitation.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
What a wood-god they are bringing in over there.
"John the Baptist: A Play" by Hermann Sudermann
You may claim all of God's open country here in the big woods.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
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In poetry:

The road, the wood, the heaven, the hills
Are not a World to-day--
But just a place God's made for us
In which to play.
"Love’s Way To Childhood" by Cale Young Rice
Let heathens to their idols haste,
And worship wood or stone;
But my delightful lot is cast
Where the true God is known.
"Psalm 16 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Thus crowned was he when first he trod
Fair Eden's vale and wood,
And wore the image of his God,
And God pronounced him good.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
Thou, like a star-flower in the wood,
Thy modest charms are hiding;
Content with humbly doing good,
And in God’s love abiding.
"Aster" by S C Edgarton
The brown carles stayed ’twixt draught and draught,
And murmuring, stood aloof,
But one spake out when he had laughed:
“God bless the Green-wood Roof!”
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris
So far from praising he blasphemes
Who says that God has been or is,
Who swears he met with God in dreams
Or face to face in woods and streams,
Meshed in their boundaries.
"Knowledge Of God" by Robert Graves

In news:

Maverick Theater resurrects the god-awful 1959 Ed Wood movie – and lays on the merciless mockery.
"I thought, my God, the wood came back to life and is frozen in motion," she says.
This was the year Tiger Woods won the US Open, the British Open, the PGA and seven other tournaments with the ease of a golfing god, then graciously praised the efforts of his merely mortal opponents.
A service to celebrate her life and pay tribute to her memory will take place at 3 pm Saturday, Nov 3 at Tarboro Church of God with Bishop Sammy Wood officiating.
"God rides the lame horse," wrote Luther, "and carves the rotten wood.
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