Greek deity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Greek deity a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
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Usage

In literature:

The Greek Hermes resulted from the fusion of two deities.
"Myths and Myth-Makers" by John Fiske
Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother of Jove?
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
Themis, like so many other Greek divinities, takes the place of a more ancient deity of the same name who was a daughter of Uranus and Gaea.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Indeed the Greek Hero Diomed fights and puts down just these two Trojan deities in the Fifth Book of the Iliad.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Me, the strongest, bravest, and most terrible of the Greeks, and the special favorite of many deities.
"Romulus, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
It does not appear that the cult of the Greek androgynous deities entered seriously into the religious life of the people.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
We could hardly expect high moral ideas in regard to sexual relations among the Greeks, whose deities were so lax.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
He attacked the popular religious notions of the Greeks with a view to founding a purer and nobler conception of Deity.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
ADO'NIS, son of Myrrha, a mythological personage, originally a deity of the Phoenicians, but borrowed into Greek mythology.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
In this they were imitated by the Greeks, who placed their deities on Mount Olympus.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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