- n. the worship of animals
“The different Bechuana tribes are named after certain animals, showing probably that in former times they were addicted to animal-worship like the ancient Egyptians.”
“These curious relics of the animal-worship of former times scarcely exist among the Makololo.”
“Even in lands which have long given up animal-worship, wherever a beast is conspicuous or terrible, it becomes the subject of some marvellous tale.”
“De Brosses 'work had raised again the enduring problem for eighteenth-century thought of how to explain the discomforting evidence for Egyp - tian animal-worship or worse, African fetish-worship.”
“If we accept the animal-worship and sacrificial communion theory, many a”
“In the recumbent wingless sphinx of Egypt we see anthropomorphic ideas of religion emerging out of the gross animal-worship of more primitive times.”
“If so animal-worship runs through the following stages: Man's close association with animal life fills his mental storehouse with composite notions — e.”
“But this view, once quite common, is now generally abandoned, and fetishistic animal-worship is now considered as the true basis of the”
“Herbert Spencer classes Totemism under animal-worship and says its explanation is found in the primitive custom of naming children after natural objects from some accidental circumstances or fanciful resemblance, and then in confounding these metaphorical names or nicknames with the real objects, i.e. ancestors, and consequently paying to the animals the same reverence they paid their ancestors.”
“Loret maintains that Totemism existed among the early Egyptians, but evidently confounds this belief with animal-worship.”
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