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  • n. The worship of the stars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The worship of the stars.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Worship of the heavenly bodies, as stars, the sun, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the worship of planets or stars

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Examples

  • Solar pantheism, which grew up among the Syrians of the Hellenistic period as a result of the influence of Chaldean astrolatry, imposed itself upon the whole Roman world under the empire.

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • Babylonian astrology and astrolatry inspired the theories of the mithreums as well as of the Semitic temples, a fact that explains the intimate connection of the two cults.

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • This astrolatry, originally a kind of fetichism, became nature-worship, and gradually rose to the worship of the intelligence manifested to our contemplation in the movement of the heavenly luminaries.

    A Comparative View of Religions

  • Gospel story of Bacchus, and to the statements that the Saviour was the son of a carpenter and was hung between two thieves, copied from the story of Christna, the Eighth, Avatar of the East Indian astrolatry.

    Astral Worship

  • The dogmatic element of the ancient astrolatry, as incorporated into the Christian creed, underwent no material change until the inauguration of the dark ages, when the bishops of the several churches, in the delirium of metaphysical speculation, concocted the previously unheard of doctrine of pre-existence of spirit, in conformity to which God was declared to be purely a spiritual deity, who, existing before matter, created the universe of nothing.

    Astral Worship

  • In the ancient astrolatry, the half year of increasing days, extending from the Winter to the Summer Solstice, was personified by the composite figure representing the constellations of Taurus and

    Astral Worship

  • Druids, are but perpetuations of the grove and temple forms of the ancient astrolatry.

    Astral Worship

  • Having shown that the founders of the ancient astrolatry accorded homage to God Sol as Lord of Evil, under the symbol of the serpent, and marked the beginning of his reign, as such, by the constellation

    Astral Worship

  • Astronomy was, under these circumstances, inseparable from astrolatry, and anathemas of the prophets were not carelessly uttered.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Frenchmen, was a result of evolution that needed historical explanation, quite as much as the difference between the astrolatry of one age and the astronomy of another.

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3) Essay 3: Condorcet

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